Stallworth To Make Final Decision Soon

Travante Stallworth discusses his visit to Auburn over the weekend.

Leesville, La.—Travante Stallworth, a commitment to Auburn since a summer camp prior to his senior year, took an official visit to Auburn over the weekend and now has a decision to make.

Stallworth opened up his recruiting when Auburn made the coaching change from Tommy Tuberville to Gene Chizik, and subsequently he took official visits to Michigan on Jan. 9 and South Carolina on Jan. 16.

"I'm still committed," Stallworth says of his status with Auburn. "I'm just going to sit down with my parents and talk about the schools that I have been to and then make my decision from there."

The receiver prospect adds that he'll have a final decision reached soon. "Probably sometime next week," he notes.

Stallworth was thinking about visiting Mississippi State next week, but that plan is now off the table. "I'm not going to go on a visit next week," he says.

Stallworth's player host for the Auburn visit was cornerback Walter McFadden.

"He took me around and showed me a couple of the players," he says. "I met Josh Bynes, Mario Fannin, Ben Tate and all of the real good players. It was real fun.

"It went real well," Stallworth adds. "I mingled with the recruits real good and the players real well. I like them. It's really a family here. I enjoyed everything. My mom wanted to get to know the coaches since this is our first time meeting them. I like all the coaches and everything just went real well."

Asked what he's looking for in a school, Stallworth responds, "Just the coaches, the players–if I get along with the players real well like I did here–the fan base and how the fans treat their players. I experienced Tiger Walk this year and that was real crazy. I told my mom that I should be a part of this one day."

Stallworth is being recruited by receivers coach Trooper Taylor, but he also has a relationship with new offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn, who was recruiting Stallworth to Tulsa.

"They were real cool," he says of the coaches. "Coach Taylor is my recruiting coordinator and I think you know how he is. He's real fun. Coach Chizik is just a real down to earth guy. I like him.

"(Malzahn) took me in the film room and showed me some film of how they would use me. That was real exciting also. He has a good role for me. Many different ways. They'll put me back there for the Wildcat back and moving me around. Matchups really. Get me on a linebacker, put me in to space and let me move."


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