AUBURN, Ala. — When Kenney Britt stepped inside Gus Malzahn’s office on Saturday morning, he was expecting an offer.
“I had talked to Coach Malzahn earlier this morning, but he didn’t offer me, so, I was kind of down,” said Britt, who attended the program’s Junior Day over the weekend.
But during Auburn’s basketball game against Ole Miss, the offer came.
“It’s big,” said Britt. “I knew they were going to offer me, but I didn’t know it was going to be this early. I’m excited right now. I’m kind of lost for words.”
Linebackers coach Travis Williams extended the offer to the three-star linebacker out of Oxford, Ala., who admitted afterwards it was ‘shocking.’ With Auburn now officially in the fold, Britt’s recruitment has changed.
“It’s going to have a big impact because I know I can come down here and play,” said Britt, the No. 20 inside linebacker in 2017. “They play freshman and they play the best. I don’t have a pretty deep depth chart to get behind. As long as I keep doing what I’m doing, I should be able to play anywhere I go, even here.”
Britt raved about his time spent with Williams, who is in his first season as the program’s linebackers coach.
“Our relationship is already good,” Britt said. “I talked to him when he was an analyst last year. I believe he’s going to be my best fit. I think he’s going to get me to the next level.”
The 6-foot-1, 217-pound rising senior listed Auburn among his favorites following the weekend visit. He plans to visit Tennessee in the coming weeks.
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