Auburn OL is one to watch
Clay Machen
South Recruiting Manager
Posted Apr 15, 2011
Chad Simmons

Auburn Head Coach Tim Carter has a number of prospects in the 2012 class to watch and one is Clay Machen. He is a versatile offensive lineman that is starting to draw attention.

UAB has offered Clay Machen and Georgia Tech, Houston, and Southern Miss have called Auburn head coach Tim Carter about him recently.

Machen is a versatile lineman that has played all over the line at Auburn. He stands at 6-feet 4-inches tall and he is now weighing around 280 pounds.

He has visited a couple of schools and one stood out a lot.

"I have taken trips to Georgia Tech and Southern Miss and I really liked Georgia Tech," Machen said. "I feel like they may be close to offering me. I really liked their facilities, the coaches were great, and I had a good time visiting them. I am going back to their spring game."

His interest in the Yellow Jackets is high, but he said he will analyze any offer that he gets.

Machen could be a sleeper in the state of Alabama and Coach Carter thinks he has a lot of upside.

"I think Clay is a player with a lot of potential," said Coach Carter. "He has been a football/basketball player here for us at Auburn and he has really good feet. A lot of coaches like the way he moves his feet so well and he has also had a nice growth spurt recently. He played at around 260 pounds as a junior and he is now weighing between 280-285 pounds. He is also a very intelligent player that plays multiple positions. He can handle the work load and he can play right tackle, left tackle, either guard spot, or center for us. I really think his position in college will be as a center. He recognizes defenses so well."

Stay tuned to Scout for the latest on Machen.

Chad Simmons started out with Scout in 2003 covering top talent in Georgia and other areas in the South. He then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become Southeast Recruiting Manager.
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