Stallworth Gives Update On AU Commitment

Three-star receiver Travante Stallworth (5-10, 180) gives on update after hearing about the firing of Tommy Tuberville.

Leesville, La.—With Tommy Tuberville being fired on Wednesday, Auburn has had several class of 2009 prospects waiver their commitments. However, Travante Stallworth of Leesville High School is still highly interested in Auburn.

"I probably will end up there," Stallworth says of Auburn. "I'm just looking to see who they are going to hire now.

"They (the coaches) had a big influence on it," he says of his commitment, "but after I had been there a few times, the campus and the people really make me want to go there. That's why. I'm shocked, but I still like Auburn a lot because of their campus, their fans and everything there.

Stallworth found out about Tuberville's firing Wednesday afternoon from the Internet and TV.

"I'm just shocked right now and trying to figure out what I want to do," he notes. "I'll probably sit down and talking with my parents about it. Right now I'm still committed to Auburn.

"The only other offer I have right now is Tulsa," Stallworth continues. "I'll probably talk to my coach tomorrow to see. He's been sending my highlight tapes out to people, so I'll just try to talk to him tomorrow to see who else is interested."

The last contact Stallworth had from Auburn's former coaches was on Monday from Steve Ensminger. "He was saying that he was going to try to come down tomorrow for a visit to talk to me and my mom, but I don't think that's happening because of the situation they're in now."

Stallworth projects as a receiver at the college level but was a quarterback in high school.

"We lost not last week, but the week before in round two of the playoffs by two points," he explains. "I had a real good season. I threw for 1,300-something (yards) and 549 rushing and 12 touchdowns."


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