Three months ago, the Auburn football coaching staff was convinced they were going to land the commitment of 3-star offensive lineman Kahlil House.
The Warner Robins, GA, native had narrowed down his list of potential schools to five in UCF, Cincinnati, Ole Miss, Stanford, and Auburn. He took official visits to every school in his top five, and visited the Plains three times unofficially, taking the opportunity to get to know head coach Hugh Freeze and the new staff.
House, ranked as the #994 overall prospect and the #73 inside offensive lineman in the recruiting class of 2024, was ready to make his decision at the end of June. Most thought that Auburn football had things locked down with the IOL right up until a few days before, when it began to look like the Cardinal was picking things up.
"“They stayed in my ear throughout the whole process,” House said. “Even when I committed, he wished me good luck, he said that he’d still be here if I need anything. We’ve still been talking here and there.”"
House made his way to campus this past weekend for another visit and witnessed the Tigers face off against the #1 Georgia Bulldogs. Like the other recruits present, House was impressed with Auburn’s ability to keep the game close, and noted that it’s likely he’ll return for another game sometime this fall.
He insists that he is firm in his commitment to Stanford, but Auburn coaches continue to remind him that there is a big need for offensive lineman in the program, and that House would be a huge addition to the Tigers’ offense in the coming years.