Alabama Leads Over Auburn For 4-Star OT Austin Troxell

Four-star offensive tackle Austin Troxell (Madison, AL) plans to play his college football in-state as both the Alabama Crimson Tide and Auburn are pursing him heavily. Troxell explained why they're his two favorites at the moment:

“They both need tackles," he said. "Auburn really needs young tackles, and they’re using that. Both schools need tackles. But really, I feel that’s a need for every team. But they have that, and they’re both in-state. That’s the main thing for both of them. I’d really have the opportunity as a freshman or sophomore.”

Though both schools have remained in close competition to land him, 247sports' Tim Watts reports that Alabama has moved out front and become the favorite to land him.

While the Madison Academy product has visited Tuscaloosa numerous times in the past, Auburn was the presumed leader for his services. However, after two visits to the Capstone in the last three weeks, sources tell BamaOnLine the Tide is trending for Troxell. In fact, one source went as far as saying Alabama leads for the four-star prospect.

The Troxell family was said to have had great talks with the Alabama staff on the most recent trip, and were greatly impressed with new offensive line coach Brent Key. Key played his high school football in state at Hewitt-Trussville and his inroads within Alabama are already paying off in a big way and impressing many high school coaching staffs.

The 6'7", 275-pounder is ranked as the No. 16 offensive tackle and No. 92 overall prospect in the country.

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