Former Auburn golfer Andrew Kozan shares why he committed to Auburn over Clemson

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Former Auburn golfer Andrew Kozan recently shared the story of why he chose to attend Auburn University over Clemson.

Kozan appeared on the “Dad Bod Golf Pod” podcast and told the story. The former Tiger has found some recent success on the Korn Ferry Tour and among discussing that, he talked about his college days.

“I loved Clemson, was a huge fan…pretty sure I was going to Clemson. I was in the store buying all the apparel. I was so sure, I ordered a custom Clemson yardage book with my name on it and the shipping was four to six weeks so by the time it came in, I was committed to Auburn. I still have it, my dad has it sitting around the house somewhere. But I loved Auburn from the second I got here. The coaches were phenomenal, real nice people could tell they really cared about the program. The facilities are awesome too… the top 3 to top 5 in the country in my opinion. I just knew they had what it took to prepare for the next level of golf.

“Clemson was one of the first I visited. The coaches were awesome and I got a home vibe kinda like Auburn. I visited Auburn a week later. I liked it but got a better vibe from Clemson. But then, Corey (Corey Maggard) and Nick (Nick Clinard) showed a lot of interest in me and that made me switch a bit cause they were coming to every golf tournament showing interest and I felt like the Clemson coaches assumed I was going to pick them so they back off a bit before the decision was made and that made a huge impact on me.

“Corey (Corey Maggard) came down (to West Palm Beach, FL) and the next day I was gonna commit to Auburn but knew I needed to call the Clemson coaches first. The joke was going to be that I call them and say, hey coach, I wanna be a tiger but the Auburn Tigers, not the Clemson Tigers, but I didn’t do that.”

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