Jason Caldwell

Wide Receiver Marquis McClain Says He Likes Auburn And Competition

Wide receiver prospect Marquis McClain discusses his official visit to Auburn.

Crestview, Fla.-- Marquis McClain has been committed to the Auburn Tigers since July and after his official visit this weekend, the 6-2, 205 wide receiver reaffirmed his place within the Tigers’ 2016 football class.

“I’m definitely solid,” McClain said on Sunday. “I’m not going to change up.”

The Crestview High School senior did say that he might decide to take an official visit to Mississippi State, but he wasn’t sure if he would or not.

This trip to the Plains served as an opportunity for McClain and his family to become more familiar with the campus.

“I had a great weekend,” McClain pointed out. “My family got a chance to actually see the campus and see what my classes are. I’ll be majoring in business. They got to see the dorm rooms and meet all of the coaches, and I learned a lot on this official visit. I had a lot of fun, too.”

Also in Auburn over the weekend for official visits were other wide receiver prospects, including current commits Eli Stove and Kyle Davis (already enrolled at AU) and former commit Nate Craig-Myers. McClain said that the idea of having so many receivers in this class would not deter him from his pledge to the Tigers.

“It just keeps me on my toes and gets me ready to work,” said McClain of potentially having many wideouts on the roster competing for playing time. “We are all cool. (Nate Craig-Myers) is cool. Him and Kyle, we were hanging out Saturday night. (Juco quarterback commit) John Franklin III, too, we were in the dorm rooms.”

McClain joked that he was unaware that Craig-Myers wasn’t still an Auburn commit, saying that he “forgot that Nate decommitted.”

McClain said that current Auburn receiver Tony Stevens is a player who he has gotten to know on his visits to campus and he hung out with Stevens on Saturday night as well.

The highlight of the trip for McClain, though, might have been the basketball team’s huge upset win over Kentucky. “It was a great game,” McClain remarked. “I thought we were going to lose, but we won.”

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