Autrey Likes His Encore Performance

An in-state prospect talks about his return trip to Auburn for another football camp.

Foley, Ala.--As was the case at Auburn's one-day football camp in June, Caleb Autrey performed well and showed lots of speed and solid coverage skills at Auburn's one-day football prospects camp in July.

The class of 2012 cornerback prospect from Foley High School ran the fastest time at the June camp, a 4.47 40 on a slow grass field that day.

At the July camp he caught the attention of Coach Gene Chizik's staff. "I came back up to Auburn again to show people I could cover as well as I did last time," he says. "I wanted to show them the first time wasn't luck. I felt like I performed well.

"I talked to Coach (Phillip) Lolley, who is Auburn's cornerback coach, and I talked to the safeties coach (Tommy Thigpen), too," the rising senior says. "Coach Lolley told me likes me and he is going to fight for me (to get a scholarship offer) to get me in."

Autrey says he had two interceptions and "40 to 50" tackles as a junior. He is getting looks from a variety of colleges in addition to Auburn, but the 5-8, 170 cornerback, who has a 35 1/2 vertical leap, is waiting for that first scholarship offer to arrive.

He notes that he will be a 3 1/2 year starter in high school who has a goal of breaking the Foley High interception record as a senior. "At our school Robert Lester has the most picks in school history with seven so I am going to try to get eight or nine," he says.

In addition to Auburn the cornerback says he is receiving recruiting attention from Mississippi State, Kentucky, UAB and others. "A lot of them say they are close to offering," he says.

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