Auburn Running back signee Harold Joiner didn't hesitate when answering the simple question: What are your personal goals?
"Honestly, I'd like to win the Heisman," the Mountain Brook senior said today while talking to reporters after the Spartans' National Signing Day ceremony at the school's field house.
Auburn, of course, has produced three Heisman Trophy winners -- current NFL quarterback Cam Newton, iconic running back Bo Jackson and quarterback Pat Sullivan.
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Joiner signed with Auburn this morning and then joined teammates Hamp Sisson and Anderson Tomlin, both of whom signed with Furman (S.C.), as an afternoon ceremony.
A four-star prospect, Joiner picked Auburn over LSU last month and stuck with his commitment. He joined an Auburn class that also includes Birmingham area signees Coynis Miller of Jackson-Olin and Hoover's Shedrick Jackson, who has already enrolled.
Joiner called it "the best moment of my life" and said he expects to play running back and slot receiver at Auburn.
Auburn lost running back and SEC Offensive Player of the Year Kerryon Johnson and fellow running back Kam Pettway as early entries the NFL Draft, so Joiner and fellow Auburn running back signees Shaun Shavers and Mr. Football Asa Martin have a prime opportunity to earn early playing time.
"I'll just have to work really hard," Joiner said when asked if he feels pressure to play immediately. "If they want me to, I feel like I can."
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