Louisiana Prep Star Picks Auburn

Comments and video from the new Auburn football verbal commitment are featured.

Leesville, La.--Travante Stallworth, a standout at Auburn's two-day football camp that ended Sunday, decided on his way home that he was ready to commit to Coach Tommy Tuberville's Tigers.

"I thought about it carefully on the drive and I decided not to wait any longer," Stallworth tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I decided Auburn is the place for me.

"I really enjoyed myself at the camp," says Stallworth, the Class 4A All-State quarterback last season who will make the move to wide receiver in college. "The Auburn campus is very nice. I like the coaches there and I liked the people and the players I met. It is the kind of place where I would like to go to college. I called Coach (Steve) Ensminger and told him I was committing.

"I am impressed with the facilities and with all of the construction going on they are obviously going to be even nicer," he adds.

A player who is 5-9, 180 pounds with 4.4 speed in the 40, Stallworth says he believes he will be a good fit in Auburn's new offensive system. "We run a spread formation in high school and I really like the offense," he says. "I know what Auburn is going to be running is a fun system to play in."

Stallworth is too valuable to his high school team to switch positions so he will continue to play quarterback this fall.

As a junior he ran for 930 yards and 17 touchdowns on 165 carries and he passed for 1,245 yards and 10 touchdowns completing 105-179 passes.

Tulsa and Louisiana-Monroe were the first two Division I offers for Stallworth, who notes that colleges have been recruiting him as a receiver. "I am not tall enough to play quarterback in college so I am going to play wide receiver," he says. "I am real quick. I run a 4.4 40."

Stallworth notes the camp experience at Auburn was a good one because it not only gave him a chance to learn about playing wide receiver, it also allowed him to compete against talented prospects from across the Southeast.

"The camp at Auburn worked out really well since the coaches offered me a scholarship," he notes.

Stallworth is shown in action as a junior.

A three-sport athlete in high school, Stallworth runs the 100 and 200 and says his fastest time in the 100 is 10.7. He also plays basketball.

Stallworth adds that he benches 245 pounds, squats 365 and cleans 275.



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