Tigers Pick Up Four-Star Athlete

A report on Auburn commitment C.J. Uzomah with video highlights is featured.

Suwanee, Ga.--C.J. Uzomah, who narrowed a long list of college scholarship offers to Auburn and LSU, has decided to play for Gene Chizik's Auburn Tigers he announced on Saturday.

Uzomah, rated a four-star prospect by Scout.com, Uzomah played receiver as a sophomore and moved to quarterback as a junior. He has been recruited by Auburn has a tight end/H-back while LSU and many others were recruiting him as a quarterback. He could also be used in the Wildcat formation by the Tigers because of his dual-threat ability to run and throw.

Last season the 6-5 1/2, 235 Uzomah led North Gwinnett High to a 12-1 record.

Uzomah, who notes he has developed a good relationship with Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn and head coach Gene Chizik, has been a regular visitor to Auburn since the Tigers started recruiting him last year.

"Coach Chizik made a great point to me," Uzomah says. "Once you get to the point of being a pretty good prospect, most of the schools you visit are going to have good facilities and they're going to have the same academic standards and all that.

Uzomah is expected to play both quarterback and receiver as a senior.

"I think it comes down to the people that are there," Uzomah says. "Coaches can leave, but if you're comfortable at the campus and you can see yourself being there for four or five years to graduate then I think that will be a very important thing for me."

C.J. Uzomah

A wide receiver his sophomore season in 2008, Uzomah moved to quarterback in 2009 and responded with an impressive season as his team advanced to the third round of the playoffs before losing to eventual state champion Camden County. He finished the season with 1,750 yards passing and 15 touchdowns while adding 800 yards on the ground and 10 scores.


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