2017 In-State Athlete Adds Auburn Offer

Tanner speedster Chadarius Townsend talks about getting an Auburn offer on Wednesday and why it's a big one for him.

Tanner, Ala.--An up-and-coming 2017 prospect that is on fire on the recruiting trail after getting offers from Alabama and Kentucky in the last week, speedy athlete Chadarius Townsend was on the Auburn campus Wednesday for a camp with the Tigers and left with his third huge offer of the week. Working out with Will Muschamp and Travaris Robinson as a defensive back, the 6-0, 185 Townsend showed his 4.4 speed and said for him the experience was great and the news made it even better.

“It was really good,” Townsend said of the visit. “We didn’t stay as long, but it was a good experience coming down. I really enjoyed it. Working with them was a good experience. It was a real good feeling knowing how they thought of me. I just have to keep working hard and come back.”

When he comes back to Auburn the next time it will be with an offer from the Tigers. Following his impressive workout he had a chance to catch up with Gus Malzahn during the camp. That’s when he got the news he’s been waiting for.

“It was good,” Townsend said of his meeting with Malzahn. “He gave me an offer. That means a lot to me. This isn’t the end though. I have to keep working for it and show them what I really have.”

A visitor for Auburn’s camp last summer and perhaps the top player on a Tanner team that is one of the favorites to get to the Super 7 in Class 2A, Townsend grew up in a place that is usually more Alabama than Auburn, but that’s not the case for him.

“I grew up an Auburn fan so I like everything about them,” Townsend said.

While he plans to take his time in the recruiting process with still two high school football seasons remaining before he has to sign, Townsend’s biggest question mark may be which side of the ball he plays on the next level.

“Auburn offered me as an athlete,” Townsend said. “I like quarterback and I play safety too. I do them both so I’m just looking for an opportunity.

“I really don’t know right now,” he added of a timeline. “I’m just trying to get them all in. I’m just trying to wait it out, but I’m pretty sure Auburn is going to be one of the schools I look at.”

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