Quarterback Commitment Talks About Visit

Calvin Booker talks about his visit to Auburn over the weekend and his thoughts on team unity on the Plains.

Atlanta, Ga.--One of Auburn's earliest commitments took his official visit to the Plains this weekend and says that it only strengthened his thoughts on being a Tiger in the future. Quarterback Calvin Booker from Mays High says that he had a great visit and is ready to get to Auburn to begin his college career.

"I enjoyed myself," Booker tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "They were very hospitable. They just made me feel more at home than I already did when I went down there the first few times."

Hosted by fellow quarterback Jason Campbell, Booker says that the weekend gave him a chance to see the Auburn program up close and personal and a chance to get to know many of his future teammates. Booker says the family atmosphere he saw over the weekend was what he's been looking for and saw in Auburn early in the recruiting process.

Calvin Booker

"I got down there early on Friday, probably about 1 p.m.," Booker says. "I went to a business class, I got a chance to sit in on a marketing class. I hung around the athletic complex for a while on Friday and talked with some of the coaches. That night we just went out to eat and hung out with the players.

"We hung out with Marcus McNeill and King Dunlap, Cadillac, Ronnie, Jason, Karlos Dansby and Carlos Rogers," he adds. "We also got a chance to hang out with D.T. a little bit. They are all cool. I just like the way the players stick together. They don't have little groups of players, the whole team hangs out together. Everybody was over at everybody's house just hanging out and having fun. That shows a lot of team chemistry. They have the bond that a good team has. I really enjoyed that."

One of the players that Booker spent a great deal of time with on his visit was current high school teammate Corey Spells. A standout defensive back, Spells was showing strong interest in the Tigers before his visit and Booker says he made that official on Sunday.

"He committed to them today," Booker says of Spells. "I pretty much knew he was going to do that. I know Corey well enough now to know what he's going to do."

Booker says that he plans to get to Auburn on June 10 to begin working out and getting ready for two-a-days in August. Right now he's the starting two-guard for Mays and is averaging 15 points per game for a team with just two losses this season.


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