Ronnie Stanley was not talking with the Auburn coaching staff too much so he was surprised when the Tigers recently offered him. The Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman offensive tackle was also overjoyed because it was an offer he was definitely hoping to receive.
"It means a lot for me to get that offer especially since they're coming off the national championship," Stanley said. "I feel really blessed that they wanted me to come to their school.
"I haven't been really talking to them for a long time. They send mail but not really personal mail. I first got a really high interest from them when their coach messaged me on Facebook and we were talking for a little bit and he told me to call him. I called him and then he offered me and he talked a lot about the school."
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Stanley, a 6-foot-7, 285-pound prospect, said he plans to visit Auburn and some other schools in the Southeast but is not sure of when because of his hectic AAU basketball schedule.
He has already been to USC twice and has also seen Arizona and most recently UCLA for its spring game last weekend but more trips are also planned.
So far, Arizona, Arkansas, Auburn, Cal, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon State, UCLA, USC, Utah and Washington have offered Stanley, one of the top offensive linemen at the recent NIKE Camp.
The Las Vegas standout was supposed to visit with the Razorbacks during a recent basketball trip to Arkansas but he had flight issues so that didn't happen. Stanley said he definitely plans to return to some SEC schools with Auburn and Arkansas both on his wish list.
"I was supposed to go to Arkansas but a lot of things happened with my flight so I couldn't make it out to Arkansas," he said.
"I'm planning to go back down. There is a chance it will be soon but I'm not 100 percent sure about anything because I'm also playing basketball and I have a really rough schedule."