Prattville DB Has Big Day At MVP Camp

Prattville defensive back Laronji Vason earned MVP honors at Saturday's camp.

Prattville, Ala.--Entering Saturday's MVP Camp in Prattville, Prattville High defensive back Laronji Vason had just one offer from Arkansas State. Following his Overall Camp MVP Award and Top Defensive Back Award, that may soon change.

Showing great quickness, strength at the line of scrimmage, and the ability to play the ball in the air, the 5-9, 165 Vason didn't allow a catch the entire day and probably had more than 25 reps at various times in one-on-one situations. He says for him it was a chance to showcase his ability on the field.

"It was a good day," Vason says. "I started off a little bit sluggish, but I had to pick it up in order for me to do good. I also wanted to show off for my team. It means a lot to me to be named MVP because there were a lot of good defensive backs out there and a lot of good receivers. Today I guess I showed up to play."

Laronji Vason

Playing for one of the best and most talented programs in the state, Vason played some as a sophomore for the Lions before moving into the starting role as a junior. In 2010 he made 39 tackles and picked off three passes.

Getting a taste of what it feels like to be a starter, Vason says his game improved a lot last season and he's hoping to take it to another level as a senior.

"I feel pretty good about the way I've progressed," Vason says. "If it wasn't for my coaches and teammates pushing me every day to make me the player I am then I wouldn't be here today."

With his only offer from Arkansas State, Vason says that Florida, Florida State and Auburn are schools he's interested in with the Seminoles at the top of his list. He notes that playing in the SEC or the ACC is his goal.

In addition to dominating in the drills on Saturday, Vason ran a 4.4 40-yard dash to check in as one of the fastest players in the camp.

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