Columbus (Ohio) Franklin Heights offensive tackle Lee Tilley thought he was only going to take four of his five official visits, but he decided late last week that he needed to take one more visit before he came up with a decision.
And with numerous teams jockeying for position, the decision as to who that fifth team will be, was a tough one. But in the end, Auburn won out according to his assistant coach Jeremy Beckham.
"He is visiting down there the 19th for the Alabama game," Beckham said. "I think he's always had Auburn in the back of his mind. He always talked about the small-school setting and about how big time the football program is. He's liked both aspects of the school, so he wanted to go look at it again and see what it's like on a game weekend."
Tilley will get to see one of the best game weekends when Auburn and Alabama clash in the Iron Bowl.
Tilley has already visited Arizona State, Oklahoma, South Carolina and LSU. He was also talking about visiting Pittsburgh with his final official visit, but Auburn is the school that got the nod.
"He's going to come back from Auburn and then likely do something the week after that," he said. "He's getting close to a final decision. He needs some time to step back and think about things."