Speedy McCalebb Anxious To Be A Tiger

Auburn commit Onterio McCalebb discusses his official visit to Auburn.

Chatham, Va.--One of the most explosive players in the country, Auburn commitment and current Hargrave Military player Onterio McCalebb visited the campus over the weekend to see the Tigers take on the Georgia Bulldogs. A signee for the Tigers last season before his academics forced him to attend prep school, McCalebb says he can't wait to get to Auburn in January.

"The visit went real good," McCalebb says. "The game, I had a good hope that we were going to win and it came down to the last drive, but the referees didn't give us the call we wanted on that pass interference on Ben Tate. I had a lot of fun with the players and everybody.

"This is it for me," he adds. "I'll be there in January. My first time I met coach (Eddie) Gran I knew he produced running backs in the NFL. That's what I want to do with my life. I want to make it to the league. I just love Auburn and it's closer to home."

With Auburn hiring a new offensive coordinator for next season, the 6-1, 180 McCalebb says that he liked what he heard from the coaching staff about the direction of the offense and also about how he would be used down the road with the Tigers.

"I talked to coach Greg Knox and coach Gran and coach (Tommy) Tuberville," McCalebb says. "They are just ready for me to come in (the program) in December and add more speed and what I can do on the field.

"They said I can come in and play punt returner and kickoff returner and play running back and wide receiver," he adds. "They want to put me in a matchup with the linebacker because I have the speed to beat them in the flats and stuff like that."

Looking for playmakers on offense, McCalebb is the kind of back that Florida is using to make the difference on offense. Built similar to Percy Harvin with the skillset to do similar things down the road, McCalebb says he's looking forward to being Mr. Everything for the Tigers in the future.

"Everybody was telling me they can't wait until I get there because I'm the type of speed they need and all that stuff to change the team around," McCalebb says. "It's all about a team effort. Once I get there I'm going to do the best I can to win some ballgames."

Originally from Fort Meade, FL, McCalebb says he doesn't plan to take any other official visits. He adds his last day at Hargrave will be Dec. 17 and he's planning on being in Auburn and ready for workouts beginning Jan. 5.


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