AUBURN, Ala. — Lucas Niang has an added layer of familiarity with Auburn.
One of his coaches at New Canaan High School (Conn.), Jason Miska, played linebacker for the Tigers during the early 1990s and has offered insight on the program throughout Niang’s recruitment.
“It helps a lot,” Niang told SEC Country. “He’s my coach. He’s helped me so much. Knowing that he came to Auburn, too, and it helped shape him into the person he is today definitely helped (Auburn) in my eyes.”
For that reason and others, the three-star offensive tackle says Auburn is among his top schools, along with TCU and Miami. The 6-foot-6, 295-pound standout from New Canaan, Conn., indicated that his decision will likely come down to those select programs.
“Right now, it’s between TCU and Auburn,” said Niang, the No. 50 tackle in the country. “Miami has a whole new coaching staff and I haven’t really met those guys yet.”
Niang is scheduled to take his final official visit to Miami this coming weekend. A decision will likely follow soon after.
“Hopefully, after all of my officials, I just know,” Niang said. “I think it’s going to be important that I know that if I go somewhere, I can succeed.”