Recruit Talks About Auburn's Big Cat Event

A in-state defensive back talks about Auburn's annual Big Cat Weekend recruiting event.

Dothan, Ala.--Kamryn Melton attended Big Cat Weekend with his mother and the Auburn commitment said it was a day well spent as he hung out with AU's coaches, other commitments and uncommitted prospects who made the trip to check out the annual football recruiting event.

"Big Cat was wonderful," Melton told Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I am in love with Auburn--really. Oh my goodness. I am really attached. I met some of the other commitments and that was great. We are a real family."

Melton noted that the event was an opportunity to get to know the coaching staff better in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

"We had a pie eating contest, watermelon eating contest, balloon fights and some other events," he said. "I participated in the watermelon contest. I lost but it was wonderful experience being with the other people."

The Dothan High School cornerback said he hung out with recruit Jason Smith from McGill-Toolen High in Mobile and worked on recruiting him. "When I talked to the coaches they said they can really use him," he noted. "He is a versatile athlete who can play defense or offense." Smith added that he believes Smith is seriously interested in the Tigers.

Melton is about to wrap up his junior year academically. "I have to take my finals next and then I will concentrate on football this summer," he said. "My team is going to seven-on-seven camps and mostly I am going to work out with my team. We want to win a championship this year."

The defensive back said he talked to defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder, defensive line coach Mike Pelton and secondary coach Willie Martinez on Saturday. He said that his commitment to the Tigers is strong and is glad he made his decision early.

"I also talked to Coach (Gene) Chizik," he said. "They all said they were happy to see me and to stay focused and make sure I?keep my grades right. They will be ready for me next year and want me to come in ready to win a national championship."

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