Former UMass offensive lineman Jack Driscoll committed to Auburn on Wednesday. The 6-foot-5, 294-pound grad transfer has two years of eligibility left with the Tigers.
Driscoll told Rivals on Tuesday he had narrowed his choices down to Auburn, UCLA and USC. He visited Auburn on April 20-22 and came away impressed with what he saw.
Driscoll said he spent time with head coach Gus Malzahn, offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey and offensive line coach J.B. Grimes. He was hosted by quarterback Jarrett Stidham, which Driscoll said made the visit that much better.
“My parents came with me, and it was awesome,” Driscoll said. “I love the guys on the team. I love the coaches. The school is incredible. It was a really good time.”
Driscoll started all 12 games at right tackle for the Minutemen in 2017. Thanks to his efforts, Driscoll was named to the Phil Steele All-Independent First Team and the All-Eastern College Athletic Conference Second Team.
As a freshman at UMass, Driscoll appeared in nine games, receiving playing time at left guard and left tackle.
Driscoll serves as an important addition to the Auburn offensive line. Not only did the Tigers lose four starters from last year’s line, but the spring saw linemen Nick Brahms, Kaleb Kim and Tucker Brown battle injuries. Brodarius Hamm went down with a knee injury in Auburn’s A-Day scrimmage, though head coach Gus Malzahn made it sound as if it was not as bad as it appeared.