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Auburn wide receiver recruit D'Anfernee McGriff talks about his official visit.

Tallahassee, Fla.--D'Anfernee McGriff said he left his official visit “100 percent” committed to sign with the Auburn Tigers although other colleges are trying to get him turned, including the hometown FSU Seminoles.

“It was a great experience to get back up to Auburn,” he said. “I wasn’t able to get back up (during the football season) because of my injury.”

One of the people he spent time with in Auburn was quarterback Jeremy Johnson, who will likely be the starter for the 2015 Tigers.

“When I first got to Auburn I talked to Jeremy and he was excited about having me come in,” the wide receiver recruit said. “When I get to Auburn I will have a couple of years with him. He just told me to keep my head on straight and we can get the job done.

“It was good to be able to sit down and spend a lot of time with the coaches and meet some of the other recruits and get to know them,” McGriff said, adding that he is trying to recruit other players to join him at Auburn.

McGriff said he liked how the Tigers used receivers Sammie Coates and Duke Williams in the passing game and he wants to follow in their footsteps. “That played a big role in it,” he said in reaffirming his decision to play at Auburn.

“Sammie will be a first round pick this year and with Duke coming back off the injury, he will be a no-doubt first rounder. Ricardo Louis will be a high round pick. Then I can come in and have three years or four and hopefully I can be a top draft pick.”

The prospect said he is looking forward to getting back to full speed, which he said he should be long before he reports to classes at Auburn, and said he is forward to proving he belongs at the SEC level. “I want to play with the best of the best,” he said. “I want to come in and compete for a job. I don’t want anything given to me.”

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