Prospect Has A Change Of Mind

A defensive prospect who said he was going to sign with the Tigers has had a change of plans.

Camden, Ala.--Christopher Browder, who committed to Alabama and later to Auburn, has had a change of heart.

The 6-5, 215-pound defensive end from Wilcox Central High School has decommitted from the Tigers, according to his coach, John Moton.

Christopher Browder is an All-State performer at Wilcox Central High.

"He came to me this morning and told me that he thought he was making a mistake," Moton says. "It just so happened that a coach from Alabama was coming this morning. We were about to tell him not to bother to come, but Chris told me that he was not real comfortable with his decision to go to Auburn anymore. He took a visit there this weekend, the only visit he has taken, but he is not real comfortable with anybody but Coach (Joe) Whitt and Coach (Terry) Price." Whitt recruits the Camden area and Price is the defensive ends coach for the Tigers.

Moton says the fact that Browder's best friend (Sam Autry) is going to Alabama to walk-on the football team and that his neighbor, Antoine Pettway, who is a sophomore on the Tide basketball team, give him a comfort level with Tuscaloosa. "This is something that has been on his mind since he got home from Auburn," Moton says. "His mother was not really involved in this decision, and I wish she was. She didn't make the trip to Auburn with him. He went by himself. I told Chris that I want what is best for him. This is a major decision for him."

When he changed his mind to switch from Alabama to Auburn, Browder said, "I really like Auburn. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that Auburn is where I want to go."

Tiger Ticket Extra: Moton says, "We call him country. When we dropped him off on Friday in Auburn, they asked him what he wanted to eat. He said pizza. That kind of tells you a lot about the kid. He is a small town kid and he needs somebody there to make him feel comfortable."

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