Son of Patrick Nix, 2019 4-Star QB Bo Nix Commits to AuburnJanuary 10, 2018
Bo Nix, one of the top dual-threat quarterbacks in the 2019 college football recruiting class, announced Wednesday he's planning to attend Auburn University.
Nix confirmed his selection of the Tigers on social media:
The Pinson Valley High School standout is a 4-star prospect who's rated as the No. 57 overall prospect in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports' composite rankings. He's also listed as the second-best dual-threat QB and the third-best player from the state of Alabama among next year's incoming group.
His father, Patrick Nix, was a quarterback with the Tigers from 1992 through 1995. He also served as Bo's head coach at Pinson Valley as the Indians captured the 2017 state title.
The younger Nix told Benjamin Wolk of SEC Country last year he wouldn't make his dad's past be the main consideration in his own collegiate choice.
"I'm an Auburn fan. I like when they win because my whole family are Auburn people. That's how I was born and raised. But it's definitely not going to play a factor in my college decision," Bo said. "It might play a little bit because I grew up being an Auburn fan. But, at the end of the day, it's all going to come down to my decision of where I want to go. He has nothing really to do with it. He just wants me to go and be comfortable wherever I want to go."
The legacy recruit's decision to commit early comes with the potential of the Tigers needing a new quarterback in 2019 depending on the future of Jarrett Stidham.
Auburn's current starter under center will be a junior next season and may find himself in the Heisman Trophy discussion, and could also emerge as a top prospect in the 2019 NFL draft.
If Stidham does leave early, Nix would likely be given an opportunity as a true freshman to compete for the starting job.