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Elite 2016 OT talks Auburn, Georgia

With an offer list that rivals pretty much any other player at his position in the country, Class of 2016 Lawrenceville (Ga.) Central Gwinnett E.J. Price already has his share of options. But that doesn't mean he's not happy to add more schools to his list.
"Clemson was my most recent offer," the 6-foot-6, 260-pound Price said. "I haven't been up there before but I know they have a good football program and they have academics but I don't know too much. I followed them a little bit this last year with Tajh Boyd but that's about it."
Despite his offer list, Price hasn't been able to take as many on campus visits as he might have liked to this point. However, he did manage to get to Auburn for the Tigers spring game and came away impressed.
"It was a really nice visit," he said. "I got to see what things look like on a game day. I know it's a lot more intense for real games but it was a good sneak preview out there."
Auburn's offense requires athletic offensive linemen and Price said he believes he fits that bill.
"We run the same type of offense as they do in terms of speed and pace," Price said. "So it wouldn't be that big of a transition for me. Coach Grimes said they like me and I would be a good fit. He said they really want me to come there and join what they're doing."
Price was also recently on campus at nearby Georgia.
"They were just having a spring practice and I went to check it out," Price said. "Right now I really can't talk to them too much but they talk a lot through my coach. I think they would like me up there. They let me know, they make sure I know they want them. I think I would be able to communicate more with them soon. A lot of colleges are kind of hesitant because I'm only a sophomore."
While the Dawgs are at arms length for the time being, Price said he's very familiar with the program.
"I follow them," he said. "I follow all the SEC teams. They're always on TV so you don't have any choice but to know what is going on with them.