More Speed On the Way In Football Signee Class

This speedster will have a shot at early playing time on offense for the Tigers in 2004.

Tucker, Ga.--Auburn added some speed at the wide receiver position on Wednesday when James Swinton signed with the Tigers. Swinton chose Auburn over Ole Miss and those were the only schools that he visited during the recruiting process despite interest from several big time programs in the South.

At 6-0 and 165 pounds, Swinton might not stand out as being the physical receiver most are looking for in today's style of football, but he runs it's easy to see why he became a hot commodity on the summer camp circuit. With personal best times of 4.29 and 4.30 in the 40-yard dash, he is one of the fastest players in the South this year and is a solid 4.4 on the clock on most every occasion.

A two-year starter at Tucker after transferring from Duluth High, Swinton had nearly 800 yards receiving as a senior. He didn't get much action as a junior when star running back Thomas Brown did most of the damage. Catching 15 passes, including three for touchdowns, he was most dangerous when he touched the ball on kick returns. Twice in 2002 he took back kicks for touchdowns, one kickoff for 91 yards and one punt for 80 yards.


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