"Everything is going real good now with recruiting," he tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I just picked up some more offers. I am up to 17 right now. My last two were West Virginia and Tennessee. I am still open and enjoying the recruiting process."
Sweeting, a two-way standout for Luella High School, turned in one of the more impressive 40 times at the combine, posting a 4.47 on the artificial turf. He says he enjoyed the event held at the Georgia Dome that attracted talented prospects from across the Southeast.
"The best part of the combine was just being around all of those top receivers," he says. "That is good for me. The whole atmosphere of the combine was really good and it is something I really enjoy."
Roderick Sweeting is shown at the Georgia Dome on Sunday.
Sweeting attended the Under Armour/Scout.com Southeast Elite Camp at Auburn in April and in June hit the camp circuit with visits to Georgia, Clemson and Georgia Tech. He says all of those were worth doing. "It was good competition out there," he says.
Sweeting says on offense his favorite position is wide receiver. He also plays quarterback. On defense he plays cornerback and safety. "I like safety better because I can play over top," he points out. "I like to play sideline to sideline and read the whole field."
Although he prefers safety, the rising senior says that colleges are recruiting him to play cornerback. One of those is Auburn.
"They are recruiting me hard," Sweeting says of the Tigers. "Coach (Hugh) Nall is a very good guy. He is straight-forward with me. I like him a lot."
"I went to the Under Armour/Scout.com camp at Auburn. The coaches couldn't be out there, but I liked the facilities."
He adds that he also is interested in the Georgia Bulldogs, a team that hasn't offered him a scholarship yet. "I went on an unofficial visit and I liked everything," he notes.
This summer Sweeting is working on improving his footwork as he prepares for his final season of high school football. He adds that he is not certain if he will attend more camps this summer, but says he is certain that he is looking forward to playing on what he believes can be a good Luella High team. "We have a lot of returners back. We are just working on the offensive line."
A three-year starter, he says one game stood out above the rest his junior year. "I would say the last game of the season, even though we lost. I blocked a field goal and we went into overtime, plus I had an interception. I would say that is my best game."
Although Sweeting says he isn't an honor student, he anticipates no problem being an academic qualifier. Business management is what he wants to study in college.
He adds that he isn't in a hurry to pick a college. "I think I am going to make my decision in the middle of the season or the end of the season."
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