2015 Speedster Likes Auburn Offense

Speedster Eric Swinney discusses his most recent trip to Auburn, what he likes about the Tigers' offense, and more.

Tyrone, Ga.--Expected to be one of the top class of 2015 running backs in the Southeast, speedy Eric Swinney already has over a dozen offers including Auburn, Arkansas, Florida State, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.

Recently he made a return trip to Auburn to check out the Tigers in practice and talk with Coach Gus Malzahn and his staff.

Watching as the Tigers continue to install the up-tempo offense under Malzahn's direction, Swinney said he enjoyed everything about the trip and is looking forward to getting back to the Plains again this fall.

"It went well," Swinney told Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I got to see the practice and learn more about the offense. I got to see a lot of things about how they run their offense with the tempo. Everything they do is fast, from the meetings to where they are supposed to be."

A 5-10, 185-pounder, Swinney is one of the fastest players in the country after clocking a 40-yard dash time better prospects 4.4 seconds. He used that speed to rack up over 1,300 yards and scoring 23 touchdowns as a sophomore at Sandy Creek. All that came after a move from linebacker early in the season.

With speed and versatility, Swinney said that Auburn's offense really speaks to him because the Tigers use different types of backs to have success.

"They are versatile," Swinney said. "They used different guys and it shows how athletic the guys are in their position. There are a lot of things I really like about the offense."

In addition to checking out the Auburn offense and facilities, Swinney said one of the things he enjoyed the most about the visit was getting the opportunity to hang out with fellow 2015 prospect Tyler Queen. Committed to the Tigers, Queen is already hitting up top recruits in Auburn's behalf and Swinney said he's not immune.

"Me and Tyler have been talking for a while since we both got selected for the Rising Seniors Game," Swinney said. "He has been trying to get me to come to Auburn for a while now. When he committed we really started talking. He was telling me how great Auburn is. We'll get to know each other very well."

Wanting to see how his recruiting shapes up this fall before beginning to narrow down his list, Swinney said he definitely sees the Tigers remaining prominent among his schools when the time comes.

"What I really like is the campus and the style of offense," Swinney said. "I like the tempo of the offense. I have been talking to Coach (Tim) Horton since February and the new coaching staff. Most definitely Auburn will be there."

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