Cameron Volunteers To Play At Auburn

For the third time this year, we're reporting that Joey Cameron has committed to a school. This time, however, the Leeds star said he's sticking to his guns.

It's like hitting .400 in baseball; a few folks have done it but the list is very short. Joey Cameron, the No. 54 prospect in's Top 100, has committed to another program, his third such commitment in the last two years.

Last year, the 6-foot-8 Leeds (Ala.) standout picked Clemson. He then de-committed and made Tennessee his next stop. However, Cameron recently visited Auburn and rescinded his pledge to Tennessee before picking Auburn this week.

According to Cameron, leaving the Vols for the Tigers had nothing to do with Buzz Peterson and Tennessee, but more to do with his family than anything else.

"Nothing bad happened [with UT]," Cameron said. "After I took my visit to Tennessee I wanted to go somewhere else and compare it to. My family kept telling me that I should try Auburn. I grew up ten minutes from Auburn University. I called down to Auburn and told them that I wanted to visit.

"They weren't too excited about it but we gave them a call and let them know before we went down there."

After visiting campus, spending time with the players and coaches and realizing the advantages in proximity to his family were, Cameron decided to once again make a verbal commitment.

"I went down there and took the visit. They have five seniors and no size whatsoever. My whole family came to see me and told me that they felt more comfortable with me here. If I need anything, I have my family right there. I also have the opportunity to come in and play immediately."

Cameron made it clear that this was his final decision. No looking back, just forward. For Tennessee it's a tough blow giving the timing of the decision and the lack of available players.

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