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April 20, 2010
Uzomah talks A-Day visit
This past Saturday marked the third trip to Auburn for Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinett quarterback C.J. Uzomah.
Uzomah made a trip to Auburn for a Junior Day as well as a camp, but this trip was his best so far. The highly recruited quarterback prospect got to see Auburn's A-Day game, hang out with recruits, see the locker room, and enjoy what a game day might feel like at Auburn.
He came away very impressed with what he saw.
"I got there at 9:30 am Saturday morning. We got to talk to offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn before the scrimmage, he was taking me through some of the plays they were going to run. Coach Malzahn told me about his background and how he hasn't had a quarterback two years in a row and to have the success he's had says a lot.
"We got see the locker room and hang out with some recruits. In the second half, I was on the sideline with some offensive recruits like Kris Frost and another lineman that has committed there."
Uzomah said there were many things to like about his trip, but the Auburn coaching staff stood out to him the most.
"Talking with the coaches one on one was great. Not just coach Malzahn, but wide receivers coach Trooper Taylor, all of them. All the coaches would stop by and say hey. They all have different personalities, they are all great. The school is great, the academics as well."
The talented athlete spent most of the day hanging out with the other top recruits in attendance, and said they all were great guys and he could see himself playing with them in college.
"After the game, some of the top recruits got to hang out in a room together and talk to each other. They were all great guys. I got to meet some linemen they are looking at and they are all huge guys. I've been texting them and staying in touch with them. They are all great guys.
"The guys that were committed were talking to the guys that hadn't committed, but they weren't pressuring us too hard to go to Auburn. Spencer (Region) was being really friendly, they are all great guys. It was good to get their take on Auburn and what stood out to them about Auburn over other schools."
The 6'5, 230-pound signal caller says he really just wanted to continue to get a feel for Auburn and see if it's a place where he could spend the next four years in college.
"I'm just trying to get to know the place as much as possible and get a feel for the place. Going to a place like Auburn, you can go multiple times and get a good feel for the place. It was just a spring game and fans were coming up to me and saying my name and how they wanted me to come. Even when I wasn't wearing my name tag, so that was cool."
Uzomah plans to make visits to Tennessee, South Carolina, and LSU in the near future, and also would like to make it back to Auburn for a camp as well.
He says he doesn't have a top group of teams, but knows that when he does narrow it down, Auburn will be in the mix.
"I plan on making a decision before the season starts and I feel like Auburn will be in that top five."