New Mexico's recent offer to Breeon Auzenne flattered the 345-pound tackle. Really, it did. He doesn't speak ill of the Lobos and might even make a trip to check out the campus . He's not ruling out the possibility of signing with the program. Not yet, anyway.
That's not to say the situation is likely. Washington, Auzenne's lone BCS-level offer, still has a hold on the title of favorite. It doesn't seem to be losing its grasp on it, either.
"Washington is my No. 1 right now," Auzenne said. "I like the location and the academics are really great. It's a great football program, too."
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That's not to say he won't give New Mexico a hard look, though. Auzenne has real interest in learning more about the school and possibly seeing its campus. It's not as though other schools won't have the chance to unseat the Huskies as the frontrunner.
"I've never been to New Mexico," Auzenne said. "I might go down and check it out. At this point, I don't really know. The offer kind of came as a surprise."
A trip to check out Washington is also in the process of being set. Auzenne would like to take an unofficial visit to his leader before returning for an official trip in the fall. For now, though, everything is stuck in the planning stages,
"I'm trying to get out there this summer," Auzenne said. "There's no official date or anything."
Other schools float periphery of Auzenne's recruitment. The in-state programs are still in contact with the massive tackle but neither has made things official with an offer.
"Arizona State and Arizona are still talking to me," Auzenne said. "They might offer, I'm not sure."
Because of other interest and his belief that more offers may roil in over the next year, Auzenne says he intends to wait until after his senior season to make a verbal commitment.