Denson Visit Part Of Big Weekend At Auburn

Auburn commitment Jaylon Denson talks about his upcoming visit to check out the Tigers.

Hoover, Ala.--While Auburn commitment Jaylon Denson's season didn't end with the championship after the Hoover Bucs fell to Daphne in the 6A State Championship game in early December, he got the next closest thing last week when his future teammates and coaches won the BCS National Championship in Arizona.

This weekend Denson will get to take in the celebration for the national title at Jordan-Hare Stadium as well as a weekend full of festivities when he takes his official visit to the Plains along with several of his future teammates.

"I honestly don't know what to expect," Denson says. "They could do anything this weekend. I'm just ready to get down there and see what they're going to do."

Also coming in will be fellow commitments Kiehl Frazier, Jabrian Niles, C.J. Uzomah, Chris Landrum, Kemiya Harrell and newest commitment Kris Frost.

With football recruiting a fluid situation there could some additions to the visitor list as the weekend draws closer.

With the national championship celebration scheduled for 1 p.m. at the stadium and the presentation of the ODK Sportsmanship Trophy at halftime of the Auburn-Alabama basketball game, Denson and his fellow visitors will have plenty to keep them occupied while in town. For the big 6-2, 200 receiver he notes it's just one weekend closer until he can sign his name on the dotted line.

"I'm very excited," Denson tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "Every day it's getting closer to signing day. I can't wait until then. It's kind of like a second Christmas for me really."

Moving from a hybrid tight end position to a true wideout spot as a senior for Hoover Denson thrived as he became one of the top performers in the state. In 15 games he caught 73 passes for just over 1,200 yards and scored 12 touchdowns. He says for him it was all about improving each day and becoming more comfortable outside.

"It went real good for me," Denson says. Football-wise and school-wise things have gone great. I developed a lot over the year. I had to not so much learn the receiver position but get used to it. It's a big difference from having your hand on the ground. I just had to adjust."

Following Auburn closely all year after getting an offer from the Tigers over the summer and committing just days after, Denson says for him the season turned out better than he could have ever hoped for the Tigers.

"It was very exciting," Denson says. "It's just a blessing. When I first committed to Auburn I didn't have any idea they would do this. I knew they were going to be good but winning the BCS Championship just exceeded my expectations."

With an offense that started off built around the run and opened things up dramatically in the passing game throughout the year, Auburn set school records for points and yards in 2010. There will be some holes to fill on that offense heading into next season though with wide receiver one of those spots. Without senior Terrell Zachery and junior Darvin Adams, who turned pro, Auburn will be looking for playmakers to step in and take over and Denson says he's going to give it his all to get on the field as a freshman.

"It was very thrilling to watch that and know that I'm going to get my shot," Denson says. "I want to showcase what I can do. Losing two guys opens up some room for me too. I'll just have to work my tail off so I can get on the field."


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