UCLA Commitment Takes In Auburn JR Day

Quarterback Eddie Printz discusses his trip to Auburn's Junior Day.

Marietta, Ga.—An early commitment to SMU before recently switching to the UCLA Bruins, 6-3, 205 quarterback Eddie Printz is continuing to look and make sure of his choice.

On Saturday that looking led him to Auburn to check out the Tigers and new offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler. Taking it all in, Printz said he had a good time seeing Auburn once again.

"It was a good visit," Printz said. "I got to see the new facilities and check out everything they have to offer. I got to meet Coach Loeffler and Coach (Gene) Chizik. I'm glad I went. It was a good day.

"I had been there before, but it was the first chance to see what they were building and the improvements," he added. "I like the family impression. A lot of colleges talk about how great of a family they are, but at Auburn I really feel it. There and UCLA I felt like I was part of a family and felt like I belonged. I'm looking forward to seeing what they have to offer."

As a junior Printz put up big numbers for the Lassiter Trojans as he hit on 277 of 442 passes for 3350 yards passing. He finished with 28 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 2011 and could have an even bigger year in 2012 with talented receiver Juwan Dickey back as a senior as well.

With his ability to throw the ball from the pocket it's not a surprise that Auburn would be a school he takes a closer look at because of Loeffler. Having coached some of the best quarterbacks in the college game, Loeffler is very respected and made a big impression on Printz.

"He's a good guy," Printz said of Loeffer. "It seems like he has a complex offense. He knows what he's doing. I'm excited to see what he can do. He knows what he's doing and he would be a good guy to learn from."

Even though he said he's still committed to the Bruins and first-year coach Jim Mora Jr., Printz said he owes it to himself and his family to check out his options. That's one of the reasons he visited Auburn and he said he plans to keep the Tigers in mind as he continues towards signing day next February.

"I don't have a list," Printz said. "I'm just gathering information. I have a lot to think about. In a year I'll be signing so I have a lot of research to do between now and then. Right now I'm committed to UCLA, I just have a lot to think about with all the opportunities I'll be pursuing."

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