Tackle Breeon Auzenne is relatively new to this whole football thing. He discovered the game in eighth grade and has played just four organized season since. How a 300-plus pounder goes that long before trying his hand at the sport is almost inexplicable in this country. But, hey, things happen.
He's even newer to the recruiting scene. Auzenne has seen some interest from area schools and has received his share of generic mailers, but Friday was different. When his high school coach showed up at his doorstep telling him to give the coaches at the University of Washington a call, the possibility of playing football in college suddenly became real.
Waiting for Auzenne on the other end of the phone line was a scholarship offer. The incident caught the massive offensive lineman off guard.
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"I didn't even know Washington was looking at me at all until now," Auzenne said. "I was really surprised by the offer.
"They just talked to me about where they're located at and the upcoming camps and stuff. That was pretty much it."
Auzenne, who plays his high school ball at traditional power Salpointe High School in Tucson Ariz., hasn't had much time to research potential landing spots. This all came on quickly, after all. So when he's asked what he knows and likes about the Washington program, he brings the honesty.
"I don't really know that much," he said. "I mean, I know it's in Seattle. I'm not really a Washington fan, so I really don't know that much about it.
Arizona and Arizona State are also sniffing around Auzzene but are yet to pull the trigger on an offer. His classmate and quarterback, Rivals100 athlete Cameron Denson, is already committed to the hometown Wildcats. That doesn't seem to have much of a draw for the tackle, though.
"U of A and ASU are talking about me," Auzenne said "San Diego State is involved. That's pretty much it. It's not that many schools."
As a junior at Salpointe, Auzenne helped lead the Lancers to a 12-2 overall record.