Yeldon Visits Auburn, Talks Recruiting

A recruiting report is featured on Daphne High running back T.J. Yeldon.

Daphne, Ala.--Many times at football prospect camps high school players are trying to impress the coaches at the event in hopes of picking up a scholarship offer.

T.J. Yeldon, the state of Alabama's top running back prospect for the 2012 signee class, attended Auburn's prospect camp on Sunday, but did it as a spectator. He notes that all of the colleges he is interested in have offered him scholarships.

"I have around 30 offers," he says, noting that Coach Gene Chizik's Tigers are one of his top four along with Oregon, Clemson and Alabama, where he visited before coming to Auburn.

"I am just chillin' this summer," he says. "I am visiting campuses and relaxing some. I just came back from Alabama. I camped one day there and chilled for the rest of it. I had to go back home for a basketball game. My high school team was at a team camp."

He is also is working out regulary with a personal trainer. "We work out twice a day five days a week," he says.

"I am 6-1 1/2, 210 pounds," the rising senior says. "I am trying to get to at least 215 pounds. I am also trying to get much stronger than I am right now."

Yeldon rushed for 1,112 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior and caught 34 passes for 504 yards and five touchdowns for a powerful Daphne team that won the Class 6A state title.

"I think we are going to have a pretty good team and we will have a chance to repeat," he says. "I don't know if we will be better than last year's team, which was really good, but we have a chance to be as good."

The running back prospect says he is in good shape academically headed into his senior year. "I haven't decided on a major for college," he notes. "My GPA is around a 3.1 or 3.2."

Earlier he mentioned that he might announce his college choice at the U.S. Army All-American Game in San Antonio. "Hopefully, I will make my choice before the start of the season," he says.

What is he hoping to find in a college destination. "I am looking for a place with a family atmosphere where I get along with the coaches, the players and the fans," he says.


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