Auburn Offense Intriguing One For Swinney

Talented class of 2015 running back prospect Eric Swinney talks about his visit to Auburn and what he likes about the Tigers.

Tyrone, Ga.--For four-star running back Eric Swinney a visit to the Auburn campus is nothing new. Taking several trips over in the last year to check out the Tigers, the 2015 standout got an early offer from Gus Malzahn and his staff and many more have joined in the fray for the 5-10, 190 back.

Spending a great deal of time with Malzahn and Auburn running back coach Tim Horton on Saturday, Swinney said everything about the trip was positive for him and he enjoyed seeing the campus once again.

"It went well," Swinney said. "I had a great visit. I got a lot of things done. I saw some commits and other players. It was a really fun day in Auburn. I had a great time."

Eric Swinney

One of the players Swinney got to spend a lot of time with is Auburn 2015 commitment Tyler Queen. Solid in his decision since choosing the Tigers over the summer, Queen is a standout from North Cobb High in Georgia and has known Swinney from camps and visits over the last few years. Because of that Swinney said it made the trip even better even if it did mean more talk from Queen about Auburn.

"Me and Tyler hung out at the Rising Seniors Game and at the camp there," Swinney said. "It was pretty fun. He's a cool dude and somebody I would love to room with one day probably.

"He has been working on me since day one when he committed," he added. "He texted me the first day he committed and was like ‘you've got to come to Auburn with me'. He has been after me pretty hard."

One of the things that has captured Swinney's attention has been the success on the field this season for the Tigers. With Tre Mason breaking Bo Jackson's Auburn single-season rushing record as the Tigers led the nation in that category, the talented back said that's exciting for him as is the coaching staff.

"It was a lot of fun," Swinney said of Auburn's season. "It's a different type of offense. They said I'm the perfect fit for the offense. That's a great thing to hear.

"They are just humble men and Godly men," he added of the coaching staff. "They are someone I could see myself playing for."

With signing day for for 2014 coming up this Wednesday, time for Swinney and the rest of the 2015 class to become the main focus of college coaches is quickly approaching. That means more visits and getting serious about narrowing down the schools on his list to get ready to make a decision.

"I'm just going to keep it wide open," Swinney said. "If there was a group I would probably say Florida State, Georgia, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Auburn of course, and it could be Clemson and Kentucky. I'm still wide open."


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