AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn’s addition of offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey meant many things for the Tigers. But its implications for 3-star fullback target Chase Lasater might’ve been even greater.
Lasater took his official visit to Auburn this weekend. He received his offer recently when Rhett Lashlee still was offensive coordinator. With the coaching change, Gus Malzahn made it clear that this would be Lindsey’s offense to operate. That means potential slight personnel changes for the Tigers.
Because of that, Lasater said he needs to hold out on a potential commitment — something he seems eager to do — to see how Auburn expects to use the fullback role during the Lindsey era.
“I’ve had the Auburn offer for a few weeks but I’d like to know 100 percent their intent and all that, but once I have that, most definitely I’ll be out here,” Lasater said on Sunday.
Lindsey and Lasater have a small relationship that dates back to earlier in the fullback’s recruitment. At Arizona State, Lindsey was one of the primary points of contact with Lasater, but those communications were minimal.
Lasater enjoyed the opportunity to meet with Lindsey and learn more about how the H-back will be utilized going forward.
“I was just wondering what type of scheme he’s going to run. He said spread and power, and I like the power with the H-back,” Lasater said.
The Auburn staff plans to visit Lasater in Jacksonville, Fla., early in the week. From there, he will know for certain if his offer is 100 percent committable and if the Tigers are the team for him. At this time, he certainly believes Auburn is his eventual choice, but he wants to do his due diligence.
Lasater was once a Michigan commit. The Wolverines are in the mix, but he noted he’d rather not play “somewhere cold.” Miami and Memphis also have entered the picture.
But his preferences aren’t a secret.
“As of now, I’m pretty sure Auburn is my main school,” Lasater said.