The 6-2, 180-pounder from Shaw High in Columbus, Ga., made the short drive to Auburn with his friend and teammate, defensive back Brandon Williams, who announced last fall that he would sign with the Tigers. The duo earned reputations for being big hitters in the secondary with speed to burn.
Bergeron made his pledge to the Tigers six days ago and says the weekend in Auburn confirmed in his mind that he made the right pick. "Antarrious (Williams) was my player host," he says. "We played together last year at Shaw in football." The two were standouts on state championship teams in both football and track during Bergeron's junior season.
Troy Bergeron has been clocked at under 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash.
A two-way starter in the secondary and at receiver, Bergeron says he enjoyed getting to meet his future teammates. "I felt real comfortable with the players," he says. "I like all of the coaches. I think I will be happy at Auburn."
Williams brought teammate Williams with him this weekend for moral support. "Brandon had to pay and everything because it wasn't his official visit," Bergeron explains. Williams, 6-1, 195, with sub 4.5 speed, took his official visit to Auburn Jan. 11th-13th. "We went to a couple of parties and just hung out with the players," Bergeron says.
Bergeron, who has good hands and is not afraid of catching a ball in traffic, caught 25 passes for 444 yards for seven touchdowns as a senior. He had one interception on defense.