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Quarterback or not, Auburn is the place for C.J. Uzomah

Quarterback won't be the primary position for C.J. Uzomah at Auburn, which received his commitment on Saturday. (AJC photo by Josh Weiss)

Quarterback won't be the primary position for C.J. Uzomah at Auburn, which received his commitment on Saturday. (AJC photo by Josh Weiss)

In the end, being able to play quarterback in college was not the end-all for C.J. Uzomah.

North Gwinnett’s star signalcaller committed to Auburn on Saturday as a wide receiver, but with a twist. Offensive coordinator Guz Malzahn promises a package of plays for Uzomah as the “wildcat” in the Wildcat formation.

But Uzomah said that was a secondary consideration.

“They want to use me kind of as a wideout/slot receiver but they also want me to be a quarterback in their Wildcat package,” said Uzomah, who committed to the Tigers before Saturday’s workouts with his North Gwinnett team. “They showed me some film of how they would use me and that was pretty cool. Coach Malzahn is an innovative offensive mind and they have a great offense.

“But that wasn’t the main thing. Really it was just the feel of the campus and the community and the whole …

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