Published December 14, 2013 - 8:30amNEW: Follow on facebook -
Tyler Queen is not your average Auburn fan, another average Joe with a boatload of opinions.
He’s a future Auburn quarterback, committed to the Tigers as a part of their 2015 signing class.
But Queen shares something with the passionate fan base: He is giddy with excitement over what this Auburn team–and more specifically its offense–did this year, did in the Iron Bowl and especially what it did in the SEC Championship. At 6-foot-3, 235 pounds, he hopes to play a role in that offense–as early as the 2015 season.
“I have thought the whole year that the type of offense they run and being able to run the ball as well as they have … it has been amazing to watch,” Queen told Saturday Down South. “It’s always exciting because, like you saw last Saturday,they can break one any time they take a snap. It’s a very fun team to watch and this helps us in the future because all the recruits see the success we are having and hopefully want to join the special thing we have going.”
Queen has thrown for 4,400 yards and 42 touchdowns the past two seasons. As a sophomore, he rushed for 20 touchdowns, and he has 1,400 yards rushing over the past two years.
Another outspoken high school commit is DB Nick Ruffin. Like Queen, he’s from Georgia, but there was no question where he’d play his college football. He has been a spokesman for the program for many months, and he also was inspired by the SEC title win.
“It was astonishing,” Ruffin told SDS. “The offensive stats speak for themselves. Auburn absurdly dominated the offensive line and made plays when they needed to, and as young as the team is I believe it speaks volumes for what’s in store for them. And the possibilities that lie ahead and the prospect of a national title–which seemed so far away and impossible only a year ago–now it stands before them. Like a shining achievement of an incredible season.
“It’s going to be really fun to watch this one (on Jan. 6).”
Editor’s note: All ranking references are based on the 247Sports.com composite ranking.