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Quentin Groves Commits to Auburn

<img src="http://www.genespage.com/images/highschool/football/2003/qgroves.jpg" align="left" width="120" height="159"> [Premium article] Quentin Groves told Gene's Page Sunday night why he chose Auburn over Mississippi State and Georgia.

Have you made your decision as to which school you will sign with?
"Yeah."

Who did you choose?
"Auburn."

Why Auburn?
"To tell you the honest to God truth, I really liked their chaplin, Chette Williams, from the first time I met him. It was like everybody tried to imitate Chette on every other campus. It was like he was the original of all of them and nobody could come close to imitating him."

How difficult was this decision for you? I know you went back and forth with this the past week.
"It was really difficult but it all came down to like I said. My momma said she had Auburn all along. She said she felt the most comfortable with Auburn. Without her blessing, I couldn't have gone to any other school. She just gave me her blessing to go to Auburn and I'm glad she did."

Are you glad it is finally over with?
"Yeah, there is a lot of stuff that I couldn't do that I can now do again, like I can enjoy my little brothers and play with them. Before, I was always on the phone all the time."

I know it has really been hectic the last few weeks. How has it been for you?
"It has been, to tell you the truth, hell (laugh). But it has also been really great, a blessing from God to tell you the truth. It has been great that I have had the chance to be a highly recruited player, because some kids only dream of this. And I got the chance to actually live through it. You can dream on it, but I'm telling you that you don't want to live through it, because people are constantly asking you where you are going."

I know it has been tough on you and your family and I really appreciate you taking the time to talk to me, Quentin.
"Alright, thank you."


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