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Former four-star lineman leaving Auburn for Arizona State

Christian Westerman AP

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.

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1 Response to “Former four-star lineman leaving Auburn for Arizona State”
  1. woebegong says: Dec 13, 2012 11:04 AM

    I think some of these kids may be concerned that the new coach is a little bit of a disciplinarian as compared to the previous regime. This young man probably didn’t get a chance to work with the new head coach, in his previous stint there.
    I think the new coach, if given the time will mold the young men into a good team, but it will take some time, and the fans will have to be patient.

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