Big Cat Quotes III: Recruits talk Auburn
More than 30 of Auburn's top prospects made their way to the Plains this weekend to attend the Tigers' second Big Cat Weekend. The weekend produced one big commitment for Auburn in quarterback Kiehl Frazier and the Tigers made big moves for others.
For what several more of the top recruits in attendance had to say about Big Cat Weekend, check below…
Xzavier Dickson, DE, Griffin, Ga.
"It went good. I had been to Auburn a few times before so I was already a little familiar with it. I had a good time. I liked the fun activities they had with all the recruits. It was something I'd never done at any other college. It was just a fun visit. I got to meet a lot of recruits like Gabriel Wright and Ray Drew. Everybody had a good time. It helped Auburn with me. It moved them up. I'll be back for a camp this summer. Right now everyone has a chance. I'll make my announcement at the Under Armour All-American Game (in January)."
Mike Blakely, RB, Manatee (Bradenton, Fla.)
"It was fun. I had a lot of fun. My leg is a little banged up so I couldn't participate in all of the activities, but I got to hang out with the other recruits and coaches. Auburn is pretty much home. It was good to get out of town and spend the weekend there. I talked to all of the coaches on the offensive side of the ball, especially (running backs) Coach (Curtis) Luper. I like Coach 'Lupe'. He's funny, a fun person to be around. Auburn is still No. 1 for me. I'm familiar with Auburn. I've been there more times than any other school. I like it there. They are No. 1, but I don't plan on making a decision until after my senior season."
Ray Drew, DE/TE, Thomas County Central (Thomasville, Ga.)
"It was a really good visit. I haven't seen anything like it before. I liked how I got the chance to meet with the other recruits and see how close of a family they are over at Auburn. I liked everything, the coaches. I actually told Coach (Gene) Chizik he's the only person I knew who could pull off a white see-through shirt, khaki pants and cowboy boots. It was fun. I enjoyed it. I'm interested in Auburn. I wouldn't have gone if I weren't really interested. I like the people at Auburn, the people I would be surrounded by. They are all good people. The coaches have great relationships with the players and the players are determined to get that national championship. They are all just good people to be around and talk to. I believe I will be back at Auburn. I don't plan on making a decision until around Signing Day."
Anthony Swain, LB/DB, Gadsden (Ala.) City - AU Commit
"I had a great weekend. Everything went fine. I had a lot of fun. My parents and brother went with me. It was my mom and brother's first time at Auburn and they said they had a good time, too. My mom spent a lot of time with Jonathan Rose's mom. She said she had a lot of fun. For me, I was recruiting. I was doing what I could. I hung out a lot with my brother, Kiehl Frazier and Jonathan Rose. The visit only made me feel better about my commitment. I never had any doubts and still don't. I'll be back in the summer for a camp and I may take a trip up to Tennessee."
Watts Dantzler, OL, Dalton, Ga.
"It was really good, a lot of fun. I had a good time. I got to meet some of the recruits, the players, and just hang out. I hung out with Reese Dismukes, Thomas O'Reilly, Dakota Mosley, Kiehl Fraizer, Gabriel Wright and some other guys. A lot of the prospects enjoyed just being able to hang out with each other, get to know each other better. It was just all about having fun, relaxing and meeting other people. I think the visit definitely helped Auburn with me. They are up there at the top, definitely one of my top schools if not my top one. Georgia, Alabama and Auburn are basically my top schools and there are several schools right behind them. I want to make my decision on my birthday, Nov. 16. I'll be back to Auburn in the summer for a camp and then back in the fall for a game."