Looking Good For Tigers On Talented Prospect

This prospect returned home from a recruiting trip to another college and was still saying good things about Auburn.

Maryville, Tenn.--Auburn fans don't have to worry about losing a Tennessee Mr. Football to the Vanderbilt Commodores.

Carl Stewart, one of the most impressive verbal commitments in the Auburn 2003 recruiting class, took an official visit to snowy Nashville this weekend to check out the Vanderbilt football program. The 6-2, 207-pound tailback from Maryville High returned home on Sunday still firmly committed to be an Auburn Tiger.

"My parents wanted me to take another visit so I decided to go to Vanderbilt," says Stewart, says he really didn't know anybody he met on his visit to the SEC school. Stewart, who rushed for more than 3,000 total yards the past two seasons, adds, "I am still very firmly committed to Auburn."

Stewart, who is an honor student at Maryville High, took his first official recruiting visit to Auburn the previous weekend and noted that he was impressed with the coaches, players and facilities he found there.

The big tailback led Maryville High School to its third consecutive state title this season. He is a powerfully built back who bench presses 290 pounds and squats 480. He combines that power with lots of quickness and sprinter's speed that make him an effective inside or outside runner.

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