The nation’s No. 1 player, Rashan Gary, and his mother, Jennifer Coney, visited Auburn this past summer, and there were some bumpy parts of that visit.
When the Auburn staff showed Gary and his mother an academic presentation, she was not impressed.
“They showed us a video, the day in the life of a football player,” Coney told the SEC Recruiting Buzz podcast. “At the end, I was so unimpressed, they said, ‘Are you okay?’ I said, ‘This is not what I came down here for.'”
Knowing that they needed to turn things around quickly, the Tigers staff made up for it in a big way.
“We went out to lunch and by the time we came back, everyone from the academic staff was there,” Coney said. “And they broke it down for me. … They just went out of their way to get anything I asked for. Pleasantly and thoroughly and that was impressive to me.”
Auburn will have another chance to impress Gary and his family when the Tigers host them for an official visit on Nov. 28 for the Iron Bowl. Gary has already taken an official visit to Michigan in September. The family will take an official visit to Ole Miss this weekend for the LSU game.