Unsurprisingly, Auburn commit 4* QB Bo Nix was one of the top performers this past weekend at the Elite 11 Finals in Southern California. His performance landed him a spot in the final 12 and an invitation to The Opening in Dallas later this month. 247 had this to say on his showing this past weekend:
Bo Nix, Pinson (Ala.) Pinson Valley – There may not be a safer bet in the country than Nix. He’s smart and accurate and was the third best quarterback of the weekend according to our own Greg Biggins and Blair Angulo. He’s committed to Auburn. 247Sports Composite Dual-Threat Ranking: 1.
I would not be surprised to see him prove the consensus best quarterback at The Opening but there’s no doubt he’s one of the premier talents in the country at the quarterback position in this recruiting class. You can check out some of his highlights from the Elite 11 Finals over at CBS.
Drop back, make your read, drop a dime.— Elite11 (@Elite11) June 2, 2018
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He’s also become one of the foundational pieces and leaders of Auburn’s 2019 recruiting efforts, a role he’s embraced.
“It’s fun,” he told SBNation’s recruiting analyst Bud Elliott. “I get to relax and just worry about my team right now. Got one more year and then I can just slowly put together a class of my own.”
As for who Nix is hoping to bring with him to Auburn, he wouldn’t offer too many specifics but did say he’s working closely with head coach Gus Malzahn and offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey on who to target.
“The ones that Coach Lindsey and Coach Malzahn let me know about and tell me to go after and talk to and build relationships with. Nobody really in particular, just a lot of guys that are highly ranked by a lot of people.”
Nix’s accuracy and consistency continue to stand out at every camp he attends. Scouts seem to agree that Nix is one of the most developed passers in this class and he possesses elite accuracy throwing the football. Nix himself offered a scouting report on his strengths and weaknesses.
“Probably my biggest strength is I’m accurate and I can make plays with my feet and my arm. So whenever I need to run, I can run and if I need to make a throw I can make it.” He told SBNation. “I need to work on arm strength and just continue to not miss a throw. When it’s open just hit it.”
Nix was Auburn’s 2nd commit in the 2019 class, following 4* WR George Pickens out of Hoover High School. The two have reportedly grown close over the past few months and both play on Cam Newton’s 7v7 team. However, they will be facing off on ESPN to start this season when Pinson Valley takes on Hoover. So have the two future teammates discussed the showdown at all?
“For sure, but we really just talk about Auburn. We’re just really good buddies so trash talk doesn’t really ever spiral or anything,” said Nix. “But I can’t wait, I’ve always wanted to play on ESPN and now that I get the opportunity I am just ready to go.”
It will be must watch tv for Auburn fans. As for how Nix sees Auburn doing on the field in 2018, he’s sees another big season for the Tigers.
“I think they are gonna be really good, just like last year probably. I think Jarrett [Stidham] after a year under his belt, he’s gonna do pretty good.”