President Is All In For Auburn Family

Auburn commitment Gimel President discusses his decision to choose the Tigers.

Mount Pleasant, S.C.—The Auburn Family is something that gets talked about a great deal where football is concerned and over the weekend the Tigers' newest commitment Gimel President found out why. Making an unofficial visit along with his family, President left with the thoughts Auburn was going to be the place for him.

On Thursday he made it public, choosing Auburn over North Carolina and South Carolina and almost a dozen other schools. While many things went into his decision he said it was mainly because of how comfortable he felt on the Plains.

"It felt like family," President said. "That's why I committed. I liked the players a lot and the coaching staff. The people were really nice to me. It was the family part. That's basically it. The coaches treated me like I was family already, the players too.

"The visit was good," he added. "It was neat to talk to the national champions. That was just neat. I'm pretty excited about my decision. I think it was a good idea to get it done."

Being recruited for the Tigers by his future position Coach Mike Pelton and wide receiver Coach Trooper Taylor, President said he really likes what he hears from Pelton.

"Coach Pelton played a big part in my decision," President said. "He said that if I do my thing I could come in and play a lot. I'm looking forward to playing for him."

Being recruited to play defensive end by the Tigers, the 6-3, 252 President reports a best 40-yard dash time of 4.5 seconds. Because of that he said he's a player that could help out on either side of the defensive line for Auburn down the road.

"I'll be playing defensive end, playing both weak and strong defensive end," President said. "I'm fast and quick. I have good feet and I can use my hands pretty good. I can get to the quarterback."

Originally planning to take visits to both of his other finalists in addition to Auburn, Gimel (Ja-meal) President said his only plans now are on his senior season of football and making trips to Jordan-Hare Stadium for Auburn's games against Florida and Alabama.

"I'm done," he said. "No more visits for me."

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