Choice Running Back Checks Out the Tigers

A highly-regarded class of 2014 running back prospect discusses his trip to visit the Auburn Tigers.

Thomasville, four-star running back Adam Choice was in Auburn on Saturday to check out Gus Malzahn's Tigers and the impressive young athlete said he came away impressed with what he experienced.

"It was a great visit and I enjoyed every minute of it," the 5-9, 201-pound class of 2014 prospect said.

The Thomas County Central High two-sport star checked out Auburn's first major scrimmage of the spring, toured the athletic and academic facilities on campus and met with Malzahn and members of his coaching staff.

"Auburn's a great school," Choice said. "They are very high quality from athletics to the academics."

Quality is a good word to describe Choice. On the football field he rushed for 1,658 yards and 23 touchdowns while playing quarterback in a split back veer offense. On the baseball diamond he is a .400 hitter. In the classroom he is carrying a 3.9 grade point average and is a member of the National Honor Society.

Despite those credentials, Choice said he is eager to do more. "I still have room for improvement," he said. "I can get better so I am not satisfied in the classroom or on the field."

Choice noted that he is in no hurry to make a college choice. Recently he visited a junior day at South Carolina. He is hoping to get to Clemson next week for that school's spring game.

A prospect who has said for a long time that Georgia is his leader, asked if the Bulldogs are still his favorite he noted, "I can't say at the moment. I still need to take more visits and see more places. Until then it is definitely a toss-up on who it will be."

Choice said that Malzahn's Tigers are "definitely" on his radar. "I liked my visit a lot," he stated. "It was very educational and informational on what Auburn has to offer. I am looking forward to visiting again."

Choice has been clocked at under 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash.

The cousin of former Georgia Tech running back Tashard Choice, the class of 2014 prospect noted he likes the Auburn campus and the community. "It seems like a great place to be," he said, noting his other trip to AU came last fall for the Auburn-Georgia game.

After watching the scrimmage, Choice said Malzahn's offense interests him. "It is very high paced," he said, noting that the running backs are a very important part of the system. "It seems like there are going to be a lot of great things happening at Auburn."

Asked what he talked about with Malzahn, Choice said, "We basically just got to know each other. Hopefully, I can get back up to Auburn and talk to him more about the program.

"I do know they are interested in me and I am interested in any school that has interest in me," he added. "Auburn is definitely under consideration."

The honor student said he isn't sure what he wants to study in college, but is looking for the right school and right major to prepare him "for life after sports."

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