Winston Stands Out at Auburn Camp

Jamichael Winston, a defensive end from Mobile, returned to Auburn to participate in a one-day football camp.

Mobile, Ala.--Two weeks after showing off his dance moves in a contest at Big Cat Weekend, Jamichael Winston returned to the Plains for Auburn's first football mini-camp of the summer to show off his moves from the defensive end position.

"It went real good," Winston said of the camp. "I got to learn some new things out there that I don't normally do at my high school."

The 6-foot-4-inch, 230-pound Vigor High School defensive end, who was a standout in one-on-one drills that pitted defensive linemen against their counterparts on the offensive line, recorded vertical jumps of 27 and 27.5 inches before honing his skills under the tutelage of first-year defensive line coach Mike Pelton.

"He taught me a lot of new things," Winston said. "He taught me how to use my hands, flip my hips."

Winston also heard from one of Pelton's current defensive linemen, strong side defensive end Nosa Eguae. "He was just telling me about what it takes to be a Tiger and stuff like that," rising high school senior said.

Winston has offers from Arkansas, Mississippi State, Kentucky, South Florida, Louisville and others, but is still waiting on one from Auburn. He said he currently has no favorites, but would like to make his commitment before the end of summer.

Jamichael Winston is shown at Auburn's one-day June football camp.

After Big Cat Weekend the senior defensive end from Prichard, Ala., said that if the Tigers offered, they would be No. 1 on his list. He also said he felt like he was at home in Auburn, like he "belonged to something." Winston still has that same feeling two weeks later.

"I love that place," he said. "Just being around the place all day. That's why I've came up there at eight o'clock in the morning enjoying the view."


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