More High Marks for Big Cat Weekend

Gadsden City High standout Anthony Swain gives his take on Auburn's Big Cat Weekend.

Gadsden, Ala.--Anthony Swain, who committed to play football at Auburn in March, was back on the AU campus for the Big Cat Weekend.

The Gadsden City High School safety gave the event high marks. "It was a fun experience," he says. "It was good because it wasn't all about football. It was mainly about coming down to hang out for the weekend."

Swain brought his mother to the event and she had a good time getting to know the Auburn coaches. "This was my mom's first time to come to Auburn and it made me feel good that she wanted to come," Swain says.

The prospects were divided into teams and competed in a variety of non-football related contests. "I had Jonathan Rose, my boy from Leeds, on my team and we had fun," Swain says. "My best event was the watermelon eating contest. I came close to winning it. I came up short by one round."

Swain, who says he is 6-2 1/2, 203 pounds, hasn't decided if he is going to any football camps or combines this summer. "My parents and I are going to sit down and talk about that this week," he says.

Whatever he does this summer, he will make time to get ready for his senior season. "I want to help win a championship for my school," he says. "We have a lot of good players. I want to be a true leader and let my team follow me."

While most of the Big Cat Weekend interaction with the coaches was about having a good time, Swain notes that he did discuss football with them. "We sat in one meeting and we talked about some things that I will do when I get down to Auburn, but mainly we had fun."

Last year was the first Big Cat Weekend and it received good reviews from prospects who attended. The second edition of the event is receiving good reviews, too, from players who were in Auburn this past weekend.

"It is a good idea," Swain says. "I think it should be an every year thing. I noticed the other recruits enjoyed it."

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