Toney Excited About Official Visit

Auburn commitment Cameron Toney talks about his upcoming official visit and getting to know Ellis Johnson and the new coaching staff.

Huntsville, Ala.—Never wavering in his commitment to the Auburn Tigers despite a coaching change following the 2012 season, linebacker Cameron Toney will take his official visit to the Plains this weekend and have the opportunity to get to know Coach Gus Malzahn and his staff even better. Still very solidly committed to the Tigers, Toney said he's pumped up about his upcoming weekend.

"It's exciting for me," Toney tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I have been looking forward to it for a long time. I have never taken an official visit. I have talked to several guys that have had the experience and I'm just ready to see what it's like. I think it's a better opportunity to get to know the new coaching staff. I'm just ready to meet new people."

Expected to visit along with fellow commitments Earnest Robinson, Jeremy Johnson, Jason Smith and Kamryn Melton this weekend, Toney said he's looking forward to being around his good friends once again for an extended visit.

"We've got a great connection with our recruiting class," Toney said. "I'm pretty impressed with all of the guys that have stayed throughout."

Building a strong relationship with Coach Ellis Johnson since the veteran was hired as Auburn's defensive coordinator and linebacker coach, Toney said he's anxious to sit down with the rest of the staff and get to know them even better on this trip.

"I think it's a great staff," Toney said. "All of them are Auburn guys. Coach Gus went out and picked the guys that he thinks can turn this program around. I think he did a great job doing that. Me and Ellis Johnson had a great conversation a couple of days ago. I like him a lot. He's an experienced guy and he's looking to play me on either side.

"It's good to have the opportunity to get to know these guys," he added. "I'm just blessed to have the opportunity to play for these guys. I'm just looking forward to getting down there and building a relationship with all of them."

Toney said this weekend he's looking forward to talking to guys about Auburn and telling them what he saw out of the program and university that sold him on the Tigers. In the end he said the decision will be theirs, but if he's asked he can give them his thoughts.

"I'll just tell them not to rush anything," Toney said. "Just let them know that when you commit you commit to a school, just get to know that school and the coaching staff."

For the physical linebacker that decision has already been made and he couldn't be happier about his future at Auburn.

"War Eagle," Toney said. "Hopefully we can get things turned back around and win a national championship in a couple of years. We want to get it rolling."

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