Wide Receiver Looking to Prove A Point

Gehrig Dieter updates his recruiting status and talks about his camp experience at Auburn in this report that includes game video highlights.

South Bend, Ind.--Class of 2012 wide receiver prospect Gehrig Dieter came to Auburn's one-day football prospects camp in July with something to prove.

"I have a chip on my shoulder every time I come and visit camps or anytime I do anything that involves football," he said. "It makes me work harder. I don't have the respect I deserve."

The 6-3, 200-pound senior, who currently holds seven MAC offers that include Bowling Green, Ball State, Northern Illinois, said he's hoping his camp performances translate into offers from his favorite BCS schools--Wisconsin, Purdue, Tennessee and especially Auburn.

"If they offered, I'd probably commit just to play with Zeke," Dieter said of Auburn and its quarterback commitment, Zeke Pike. "I really like Coach Troop (Trooper Taylor), and Coach (Gus) Malzahn–I really like him too."

Dieter has built a close relationship with Pike while playing together on the same team at multiple seven-on-seven tournaments. "He loves Auburn," Dieter said of Pike. "He wants me to come there with him because we played on Goon Squad together,so we have a really good connection," the receiver said.

"I think if were together for about three more years, and actually got to practice together, that we'd be unstoppable," he added.

Gehrig Dieter has produced impressive receiving numbers the past two seasons.

Dieter's numbers at Washington High School in South Bend, Ind., back up his potential at wide receiver. He racked up 1,167 yards and 14 touchdowns on 60 receptions as a sophomore and 980 yards and 11 touchdowns on 48 receptions as a junior.

The wide receiver was one of the top performers at Auburn's one-day prospects camp in July showing good hands and the ability to get off the line of scrimmage vs. press man coverage.

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