Gadsden City Standout Swain Chooses Auburn

Auburn has picked up another verbal commitment for the 2011 football signee class.

Gadsden, Ala.--One of the top prospects in the state of Alabama for the 2011 football signee class told Inside the Auburn Tigers on Saturday that he will play his college football at Auburn.

Anthony Swain from Gadsden City High said, "I have committed to Auburn. I really like the family atmosphere."

Swain committed to the Tigers after visiting the campus for a Junior Day on Saturday. He had previously been to a Junior Day at Auburn in January and said he has had a good feeling about Coach Gene Chizik's Tigers for a long time.

"It feels like I am at home when I am down there," he says. "I had already told Coach (Tommy) Thigpen I was committing. I made it official when I told Coach Chizik today."

Swain, who is 6-2, 215 pounds, notes that he told his father on Monday that he was going to commit to the Tigers this weekend.

The safety says he likes Auburn's coaches, the players and the environment on campus.

"There are some cool coaches," he notes. "I like them. They have got it. They are going to take care of me."

He says that he chose Auburn over Alabama, Clemson, Tennessee, Kentucky and Southern Miss and says he has offers from each of those colleges.

Junior days, which are used by colleges to give prospects a better feel about a college and the football program. Swain says his first Auburn Junior Day visit put Auburn on the top of the list.

"That is really when I made my decision, the first time when I went down there," he said. "That is when I feel in love with the school. It just made me feel at home. That is all I can say.



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