Juco OG Danzey set to see Auburn


Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College offensive guard Devonte Danzey took a while to start making official visits, but he’s not wasting time now.

Danzey, who is 6-foot-3 and 303 pounds, had only visited West Virginia and Kansas before last weekend. Since that time, he has seen Texas Tech (last weekend) and Baylor (Wednesday), and he will conclude his official visits with a trip to Auburn this weekend.

“Devonte has had a lot of interest throughout this process,” Hutchinson coach Rion Rhoades said. “He’s wide open right now as more schools have come into the picture.”

And that last one stands out, Rhoades said. Auburn hadn’t shown Danzey any interest at all until Gus Malzahn took over as the Tigers coach a couple of weeks ago.

Malzahn became familiar with Hutchinson products during his time at Arkansas State. Now that he’s at Auburn, that interest hasn’t died down -- although Danzey doesn’t yet have an Auburn offer.

“Coach Malzahn has a lot to do with our kids looking at Auburn, no doubt about that,” Rhoades said. “He sees the need for Devonte. And when he sees the need, he comes in pretty hard. He doesn’t waste any time.”

Rhoades said Danzey is expected to sign during the juco early signing period, which begins Wednesday.