Kirk to ‘walk on’ at Auburn

Published 8:36 am Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Escambia Academy senior Garrett Kirk has been granted “preferred walk-on” status to play at Auburn University, according to EA football coach Hugh Fountain.

Kirk, who was the AISA Lineman of the Year, received the offer about a week after the Feb. 11 National Signing Day.

Fountain said that Kirk is an excellent student who received a 32 on his ACT, qualifying him for an academic scholarship at Auburn. He was also a key part of the Cougars’ 2014 AISA Class AAA championship team.

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“This is quite an honor, because it means that Auburn University wants for him to play,” Fountain said. “I know that it’s something he’s been wanting to do for a while, and it has been a major goal of his.”