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Deal Receives Visit from Auburn Head Football Coach


Emerald Senior Luke Deal will soon be an EHS graduate and on his way to play football at Auburn University. Deal’s plan is to graduate in January and begin the spring semester at Auburn. On November 27th, Deal and his family received a special visit from Auburn’s Head Football Coach Gus Malzahn and Auburn’s Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends Coach Larry Porter.

The two coaches had lunch with Deal’s parents and younger brother and also made a special trip over to Lakeview to see Deal’s sister who is a 4th grade teacher at the elementary school. 4th grade students were very excited to ask Deal about his future plans and Coach Malzahn about his university’s mascot and his gameday wardrobe.

In the picture above, Ms. Hannah Collins 4th grade class at Lakeview is joined by the Deal Family, Coach Porter, and Coach Malzahn.

“I’m looking forward to living out my dream and making lifelong relationships,” Deal told Emerald “The only negative is that I will miss my family but I know that being independent will only help me grow.