AUBURN | Houston County (Ga.) OL Trey Hill noticed two important things Saturday in Auburn.
The Tigers have improved since Hill last saw them beat Mercer, and they’ve done so with four senior starters along the offensive line.
“They look much better now,” Hill said of Auburn’s 44-23 win over Ole Miss. “They ran the ball more this game. They are coming along with the throwing and stuff, and it’s very important to see them score points. It’s very big.”
Hill, who is ranked the No. 2 guard in the 2018 class, also places high importance on having the chance to play early in college.
That works in Auburn’s favor.
“The depth chart is very big to me, to see that I can be on the field my first year here,” Hill said. “They had four seniors on the line and that would put me in a good position.”
Opportunity for early playing time isn’t the only thing Hill likes about Auburn.
“The family atmosphere,” Hill said.
He also likes the Tigers and their commitments have made him a high priority in the class.
“(The commitments) said this is where it’s at, that it has a family atmosphere and it’s home,” Hill said. “That’s important. It’s obvious they want me here.”
Hill plans to return to Auburn at least two more times before making a decision closer to Signing Day. He’ll use his official visits to see colleges farther away from his home in Warner Robins.
“Southern Cal, LSU and Ohio State will get official visits,” Hill said.
Hill doesn’t list any leaders among a long list of schools he’s still considering.
But as for Auburn?
“Auburn is in great shape,” Hill said.
Rivals ranks Hill the No. 61 overall player in the class and No. 6 player in Georgia.