Yeldon Ready To Be A Tiger

Auburn commitment T.J. Yeldon talks about playing in the Alabama-Miss. All-Star Game, getting to Auburn, and more.

Montgomery, Ala.—This week is the culmination of an exciting time and high school career for Auburn commitment T.J. Yeldon. Playing in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic before heading off to college, Yeldon said he's looking forward to playing the game on Saturday and then getting to Auburn.

"It's pretty exciting getting around all the guys from around the state and getting to know them, and just hanging out and having fun," Yeldon said. "I'm just going to try to get back Saturday night and hang out with my friends and family, and spend a lot of time with them until I leave in January."

After taking official visits to Auburn and Alabama both within the last month, Yeldon said that he's still solidly committed to the Tigers and just wanted to have fun and spend some time with his friends on his visit to Alabama last weekend.

"Yes, everything is still good, solid," Yeldon said about Auburn.

"I wasn't under any pressure," he said of his Alabama trip. "I was just out having fun with the other recruits. Most of the guys that I was up there with are here. We just had fun. I got to know all of them. We just talk and hang out."

Planning to be in Auburn to begin classes in January, Yeldon said that he's ready to begin his new life on the Plains and get going.

"I'll be glad to get started," Yeldon said. "I'm tired of high school and ready to play some college ball."

Before that happens, however, he will have one final chance to show what he can do on the high school level. Rushing for more than 2,000 yards and 30 touchdowns as a senior, Yeldon said this week he's having to get used to a new offense and new system in a short period of time.

Something he said should help the transition is having quarterbacks Jameis Winston and Jonathan Wallace on his side.

"It's pretty different," he said. "It's kind of hard until I get used to all the plays and stuff and where to run and how the offensive linemen block and how the quarterback do all his stuff. We just got to get used to it.

"It's good to play with two of the top quarterbacks in the country," he added. "We're just going out here and having fun."

The kickoff for the game on Saturday is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. and will be played at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery. Yeldon had just one message for the Auburn fans watching him play on Saturday.

"War Eagle."


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