Safety Discusses His All-Star Experience

A football recruiting report is featured on Gadsden City's Anthony Swain.

Gadsden, Ala.--Auburn commitment Anthony Swain said he wished his Gadsden City High School football team would have had a better senior season, but the safety was able to participate on the winning squad on Saturday in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game.

"It was an exciting week and I had a really good time down there in Mobile," Swain said. "I met people from all around the state and I enjoyed that as well as spending time with guys who will be my future teammates at the next level."

Fellow Auburn commitments on Team Alabama included wide receiver Sammie Coates from Leroy, center Reese Dismukes from Spanish Fort, defensive lineman Jabrian Niles from Davidson and cornerback Jonathan Rose from Leeds.

"Those guys all played well," Swain said. "I enjoyed spending time with them. It let me know what kind of people they are. They are pretty cool guys."

Anthony Swain was shown at the all-star game played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

Swain said he played both strong safety and free safety in the game won by the Alabama All-Stars 24-17 in double overtime. "I enjoyed it," he said.

Asked how he played, the Gadsden City High senior said, "I thought I did well and made some plays. I had a couple of good kickoff returns. On one of them I thought I was gone, but I lost my footing around the 40."

Swain said he was disappointed Gadsden City team didn't make a run deep into the state playoffs. Fellow commitments and all-stars Coates, Dismukes and Rose all got to play in state title games held at Jordan-Hare Stadium where their teams won championships.

Swain said that he recently talked to Auburn assistant coach Phillip Lolley and plans to make a trip to the AU campus soon to check out the 13-0 Tigers as they work out in preparation for the BCS National Championship Game.

Swain, who said he checks in at 6-2, 207 pounds, is scheduled to sign with the Tigers in February. He is not currently playing in any other sport. "I might run track in the spring, but I haven't decided on that yet," he said.


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