Big Back Looking Forward to Getting to AU

Prattville High School football standout Kamryn Pettway talks about his official visit and the Auburn Tigers.

Prattville, Ala.--Kamryn Pettway picked Auburn nearly a year ago as his college destination and after spending the weekend in Auburn on his official recruiting visit the big running back said he feels good about his decision to play for the Tigers and about the prospects who will be joining him.

"I think our recruiting class is shaping up very good," he told Inside the Auburn Tigers. "At first the class started out slow last year, but everybody has been buying into the program."

Pettway switched his commitment from Florida State to Auburn on March 3, 2013 even though the Tigers were coming off a dismal 3-9 season and a shakeup with the coaching staff. The Tigers bounced back and finished the 2013 season with a 12-2 record and the SEC Championship.

"It was a lot of fun watching the team go to the national championship game," he said.

He noted he is looking forward to having the opportunity to play in an offense that led the nation in rushing yards last season. "Being a running back watching what they did running for all of those yards is really exciting," he said.

Currently 6-1 1/2, 230 pounds, Pettway said that his focus athletically for the rest of his senior year will be on working out at Prattville High School to be in the best shape possible when he reports to campus this summer.

Noting that he runs a 4.53 40-yard dash, the big back said that he wants to get faster. "I think I want to cut down a little bit on my weight to get a little quicker."

A strong, physical runner, he also plans to work on his strength, which is already impressive. He notes that during his senior season he was doing 365-pound bench presses.

Kamryn Pettway is shown at practice for the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game.

Commenting on his visit to Auburn the running back said, "It was very interesting. There were a lot of good things to see and I enjoyed being around the players and the recruits. I think we did a good job trying to recruit other players."

One of two running back prospects in the recruiting class along with Racean Thomas, he said that the two have developed a good friendship.

"We are going to complement each other and have fun these next few years together," Pettway said. "We have a good relationship. Since we both committed we have become very close in the last few months. I think we are going to push each other and get the best out of each other."

When he enrolls at Auburn this summer Pettway's plan is to major in physical education. "When my football career is over I want to be a coach," he said.


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