Just days after Gus Malzahn was hired by Auburn, the new Tigers head coach has seen a player recruited by the previous regime leave the program.
AuburnSports.com reported late Wednesday night that offensive lineman Christian Westerman has decided to take his leave of the AU football program. The lineman will reportedly transfer to Arizona State.
Neither school has confirmed the development.
The move to the Sun Devils is a natural fit for a transfer destination as Westerman played his high school football in the state of Arizona.
A four-star member of Gene Chizik‘s second-to-last recruiting class, Westerman was rated as the No. 2 offensive tackle in the country by Rivals.com and the No. 1 guard by Scout.com. After redshirting as a true freshman in 2011, Westerman played in two games this past season.