Chickamagua (Ga.) Gordon Lee wide receiver/defensive back Dustin Afman grew up a fan of the Georgia Bulldogs, but the recruiting process is gradually selling him on one of their SEC rivals.
“Auburn is a team I’m very interested in right now,” Afman said. “They’ve recruited me harder than anyone so far, and I’ve grown to like them a whole lot. I’ve been to a couple of games there in the past, and I went to the Nike camp there last week. I really like the people and the campus and all the tradition in their program.
"I'm hoping they're getting ready to offer a scholarship with all the attention they've been giving me."
Afman (6-2, 182, 4.55) is coming off a junior season which saw him catch 68 passes for 1,105 yards and nine touchdowns. He also had nine interceptions on defense in earning All-North Georgia honors from the Chattanooga Free Press. His combination of size, speed and play-making ability make him one of the Peach State’s top prospects for 2004.
In addition to Auburn, he’s also receiving interest from Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan and Oklahoma, among others.
“I want to go somewhere where they throw the ball a lot,” he said. “I feel like wide receiver is my best position. I know how to get open and go get the ball.”
Afman is also a strong student, maintaining a 3.4 GPA and a 940 on the SAT. He’s preparing to take the test again in June in hopes of raising that score.