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Buie talks WVU visit, upcoming plans

Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian running back Andrew Buie hit the road this past weekend, heading to West Virginia for an official visit. He was familiar with the program as his cousin Boogie Allen, had played there.
"I kind of knew a little something about them because my cousin had played football there previously," Buie said. "I really just wanted to go up there and see the facilities and meet the new coaches."
The four-star all-purpose back was hosted by redshirt sophomore linebacker Tyler Anderson.
"I asked him to be real with me, about how it was up there," Buie said. "He said it is a good place to be. He said it is an environment where the coaches really care about you and the people around town care about you. He is from up there and has been there his whole life so he talked about the town. I asked him how the coaches act and he said they are pretty straightforward. I got a good vibe from him while I was up there."
Also during the visit, Buie sat down and spoke with offensive coordinator and future head coach Dana Holgorsen about where he would fit into the Mountaineers offense.
"They said I would get a lot of screens, get to go out to the slot every now and then and run a few routes, but that a majority of the time I would be used as a true running back," Buie said.
Buie was previously scheduled to take an official visit to Auburn this weekend, but has had a change of plans.
"I am probably not going anywhere this weekend," Buie said. "I was scheduled to go to Auburn but they said they weren't bringing up anyone but guys that are already committed there. So I think I am just chilling this weekend."
When asked if Auburn told him they were full, Buie said that was the way he received the conversation he had with their staff.
"That is pretty much what they said without directly saying it," Buie said.
If Buie does take this weekend off, that would allow just one more weekend visit. At this time, an SEC program is likely to host him.
"I am trying to get to Tennessee for the last weekend, but I really don't know anymore," Buie said. "Coach (Eric) Russell has just told me they are a young team and they are building. He said they are going in the right direction and that they need ball players in order to win. They have told me about how I would fit in there."
As for a final decision, Buie isn't sure when that will come.
"I don't know when I will decide," Buie said. "I am not trying to rush it. I just have a lot of thinking to do."
As a senior, Buie rushed for 1,782 yards and 26 touchdowns.
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