Want a look into the life of the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback in the country? Wednesday provided an applicable example.
Auburn 2018 quarterback commit Joey Gatewood started his day with an offer, one of the few Power 5 programs that hasn’t offered him. Gatewood is the 51st-ranked overall prospect in the country for the 2018 class. He somewhat surprisingly committed to the Tigers on Dec. 5, 2015. In the days since Rhett Lashlee’s departure, Gatewood has been a popular topic.
The Longhorns offer reiterated the point. Texas became the 33rd reported offer for Gatewood. You name a school — unless it’s Alabama, Georgia or Oregon — and it has probably offered Gatewood a scholarship, whether it be at quarterback or multi-purpose athlete.
— Joey Gatewood (@Joey1gatewood) January 18, 2017
Gus Malzahn knows the importance of Gatewood to the 2018 class, so he is doing everything he can to ensure his longest commitment from that class remains. Coaches aren’t able to meet with players from the junior class right now, but Malzahn swung by Bartram Trail (Fla.) with Herb Hand to make his presence felt the same day Tom Herman extended an offer.
Gatewood’s recruitment has a long way to go, and he will have his eyes pressed on the offensive coordinator hire. But the Tigers have done a strong job stabilizing Gatewood despite the departure of the person he was closest with at Auburn. Gatewood will be in Auburn next weekend for the school’s junior day event, which will include several stop 2018 prospects.
— Coach Chad Parker (@coachparker85) January 18, 2017