Field Trip a Fun Trip to Auburn for Broadnax

Wide receiver Cameron Broadnax from Hueytown High checked out the Auburn Tigers on Monday.

Hueytown, Ala.--Having to sit out last football season after transferring from Homewood High from to Hueytown High as a junior, talented prospect Cameron Broadnax is eager to show what he can do this fall as a senior wide receiver.

The 6-3, 190-pound athlete with 4.56 speed in the 40 is expected to hook up with five-star quarterback Jameis Winston to provide Hueytown with a formidable pitch/catch combo.

Broadnax and many of his high school teammates took a field trip to the Auburn campus on Monday and got to watch the Tigers practice football as well as see the campus. For Broadnax, it was his first trip to Auburn and he said it was "amazing."

After getting a chance to spend time with Auburn wide receivers coach Trooper Taylor and other members of the coaching staff, he pointed out that he is definitely considering the Tigers. "Me and Coach Troop talked a lot about family mostly," said Broadnax, who added, "I like him a lot."

Asked if he grew up with a favorite college football team, Broadnax said, "No, not really. I have followed different teams and it has changed from time to time. My parents don't have a favorite team either."

The coaches at Hueytown expect scholarship offers to start rolling in for Broadnax as college coaches are able to check him out in action in spring training. He started as a ninth grader and 10th grader and was impressive playing for Hueytown, but had to watch from the sidelines last fall because he was ineligible as a transfer.

Broadnax said in addition to Auburn he is being recruited by Alabama, Florida State and LSU, which he lists as his early favorites along with the Tigers, and notes that Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Mississippi and others are recruiting him.

Commenting on what he likes about Auburn, he said "how the team comes together as a family" has caught his attention.

An honor student at Hueytown, who hasn't decided yet on what he would like to study in college, Broadnax is an athletic receiver who is a starter in basketball as a smaller forward.

On the football field he is known for his ability to catch a football in traffic. "My favorite receiver would have to be Jerry Rice because he has so much heart," Broadnax said. "I love people who have heart, just like my quarterback who has great heart."

Winston, a player who has ranked as the No. 1 quarterback prospect in the South for the 2012 signee class, has made recent visits to Auburn, but wasn't able to take the field trip on Monday with his football teammates due to a conflict with baseball. Auburn has offered Winston a scholarship to play both football and baseball for the Tigers.

"He is going to be unbelievable," Broadnax said of Winston, who he calls a "freak" athlete because he is so talented in two sports.

Broadnax said he wants to come back on Saturday for Auburn's annual A-Day spring football game, but notes he has a conflict with the prom that day. He said he will return for a camp at Auburn or later on this year to get a better feel for the coaches and the campus.

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