Georgia School Sending Another to AU

A player who saw action on offense and defense says he wants to play for the Tigers.

Columbus, Ga.--Shaw High, a school that sent Antarrious Williams to Auburn in the 2001 signee class, will be sending two more prospects to Auburn in 2002.

Last fall, defensive back Brandon Williams announced that he would sign with the Tigers on Feb. 6th.

Troy Bergeron is shown in action as a senior at Shaw High.

His teammate, 6-2, 180 defensive back/wide receiver Troy Bergeron, says that he will sign with the Tigers on Feb. 6th. He is scheduled to be on the Auburn campus for an official visit this weekend. He was at Middle Tennessee State the previous weekend and visited James Madison on his first recruiting trip.

"I decided on Auburn because it is the best place for me," he says. "It is close to home and it is a big university."

Bergeron adds, "It is going to be good going to a school where I will know several of my teammates. I played football and ran track with Antarrious Williams last year and my teammate from this year, Brandon, is coming to Auburn, too."

The captain and a three-year starter on a deep and talented team that won the state championship his junior year with a perfect 15-0 record. He backpedals extremely well on defense and is tough to get away from in man to man pass coverage. On the field, he is not afraid of contact and has developed a reputation as a hard hitter. "I can go up and get the football in a crowd and I have good hands as a receiver," he says.

At an Auburn football camp he was clocked at 4.53 in the 40 and Bergeron says he ran under 4.5 at a camp on the University of Georgia campus last summer. As a senior, he caught 25 passes for 444 yards with seven touchdowns. He had one interception on defense. "I didn't get many opportunities to intercept passes because there weren't many balls thrown towards me," he says.

When asked what was his best game as a senior, he says, "I caught seven passes against Spencer and had three touchdowns." When asked to describe his best attribute as a player, he answers, "I would say it is my speed."

Shaw Coach Charlie Flowers says whoever signs Bergeron will be getting an impressive football player. "He is a very fast and physical player," Flowers says.

Tiger Ticket Extra: Bergeron says that he will have no problem qualifying academically. He notes, "If it hadn't been for a C in weight training, I would be an honor student," he says. Bergeron is currently working on the weights and getting ready for track season. He bench presses 260 pounds.

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