According to sources, Auburn quarterback Malik Willis visited Liberty this weekend.
Willis would have to sit out the 2019 season due to NCAA transfer requirements and then he will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
A 3-star dual-threat prospect out of high school, Willis was the Tigers’ backup QB during his true freshman and sophomore seasons. The 6’1”, 195 pound native of Roswell High School and Atlanta, Georgia, Willis played in 15 games at Auburn, throwing for 69 yards and 1 touchdown while also rushing for 309 yards and 2 touchdowns. Willis saw playing time against the Flames in Auburn’s win over Liberty this past season, even rushing for a 16-yard score.
He entered the transfer portal in May after losing the competition to replace Jarrett Stidham as Auburn’s starting quarterback this season to redshirt freshman Joey Gatewood and true freshman Bo Nix. Willis was once thought to be Stidham’s heir apparent. He didn’t start playing quarterback until his senior season in high school, a season where he passed for 2,562 yards, rushed for 1,033 yards, and had 37 total touchdowns while leading Roswell to a Class 7A state runner-up finish.
A source close to Willis indicates he is also considering Troy.