AUBURN, Ala. — New Auburn offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey will have the tough task of narrowing down Auburn’s quarterback race in the coming months. That process became at least a little easier on Tuesday afternoon.
Redshirt freshman quarterback Tyler Queen announced via Twitter his decision to leave the team and intention to transfer.
In the post, Queen explains that while he enjoyed his 2½ years on the Plains, “I feel like I haven’t had a chance to show the player I’m capable of being.”
2 Corinthians 4:8-9 ?? pic.twitter.com/a2uLlH4aec
— Tyler Queen (@TQueen_15) March 21, 2017
Queen, a Kennesaw, Ga., native began the 2015 season as the third-string quarterback but redshirted following elbow surgery after Auburn’s opening win over Louisville. Last season the 6-foot-1, 243-pound quarterback stepped in as a backup in the Tigers’ homecoming blowout of Louisiana Monroe and then against Alabama A&M.
At North Cobb High School, Queen was coached by his father Shane Queen. During his senior season he passed for 2,342 yards and threw 27 touchdowns while helping North Cobb advance to the Class 6A playoffs. Through his four-year prep career Queen threw for 89 touchdowns — a Cobb County record — and more than 8,500 yards.
According to the 247Sports composite rankings, Queen was a top-12 QB. He was also Scout’s top-ranked quarterback out of Georgia. He enrolled early at Auburn in January of 2014.
SEC Country will update this post.