Auburn football: former Tigers receiver chooses transfer destination

Detailed view of Auburn Tigers helmets (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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After announcing his decision to transfer in December, Marquis McClain has made his decision.

Back in December, Auburn lost one of it’s most veteran receivers when rising redshirt senior wideout Marquis McClain enters his name into the transfer portal. Six months later and McClain has chosen where he will continue his college football career.

Per’s Matt Zenitz, the 6-foot-2, 224-pound pass-catcher has elected to play at the FCS level for Southern University.

The Jaguars are a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and have been one of the best teams in the SWAC the last couple of seasons. The team went 8-5 last season and were SWAC Western Division champions

McClain came to Auburn as a three-star prospect in the class of 2016 out of Crestview, Florida. According to 247Sports, McClain was the 88th best prospect in the state of Florida and the 98th ranked receiver in the nation.

McClain chose the Tigers over other major programs like Nebraska and Mississippi State but the veteran receiver has struggled to make a significant impact amongst the Tigers’ depth at the position.

Despite appearing in 38 games in his three seasons on The Plains, McClain managed to record just three total receptions for 84 yards in his Auburn career. On Wednesday, the former three-star recruit spoke on his decision to transfer to Southern with an announcement on Twitter.

McClain is one of seven Auburn players to enter their names in the transfer portal in the past year joining quarterback Joey Gatewood, running back JaTarvious Whitlow, receiver Jashawn Sheffield, defensive end Charles Moore and linebackers Michael Harris and Sawyer Hennis.