Small School Star Impressive at Auburn Camp

A prospect from a small high school in Mississippi talks about his experience at an Auburn football camp.

Southhaven, Miss.--For small school standout Josh Kimberlin a one-day camp for football prospects at Auburn University was a chance to compare himself to some of the top high school players in the southeast and when the event ended he had reasons to feel good about his effort.

Checking in a 6-0 1/4, 186 pounds, he ran one of the fastest 40 times at the event at 4.50 on a slow grass surface and showed his athletic ability with a 34.5-inch vertical jump. He also performed well in the individual drills.

"The Auburn camp went really well," he says. "The camp was really well run and the coaches are awesome. I love the coaches. I worked hard with all of the guys and I got pumped up."

A two-way standout at Southern Baptist Educational Center, he made 106 solo tackles with 50 assists as a junior and finished with 2,595 total yards at quarterback. He added 495 more yards on kickoff returns.

An interesting question is what position he will play in college. Although he worked out with the linebackers at Auburn's camp, that might not be his best position for college.

"I think I am more of a nickel back," he says. "If I put on weight I think I will be more of a linebacker. If I don't put on weight and keep my speed or get it better, I think safety may be my position."

Josh Kimberlin

Speed is something the rising senior has plenty of when he arrived at Auburn with a personal best time of 4.43, which he notes that topped at a recent camp at FSU. "I ran a 4.37 on my first 40, but they didn't believe it," he says, noting that he ran a 4.51 on his re-run.

A three year starter in high school, he says that he will play quarterback and safety as a senior. "I may play a little bit of middle linebacker, too," he notes.

Kimberlin plans to camp at Ole Miss and Samford later this summer before beginning two-a-days in July.

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