Isaiah Jones, a 6-3, 1/2 wide receiver who weighs 197 pounds from Milton High School, got a chance to show Auburn's coaches what he can do on Thursday and Friday.
A prospect who already had an offer from the Tigers, he showed why Auburn and more than a dozen other Division I football programs are trying to sign him. Jones was as impressive as any prospect at the camp while playing receiver and also looked good at safety.
Jones said the camp, which featured approximately seven hours of competition against a variety of different high school teams, was good for him.
"Everything has been going real well," he said. "I've just got to get used to running all the time, right now,."
On Friday nights in the fall he spends most of his time on the offensive side of the line of scrimmage. "I am out on defense just sometimes," he points out, noting his spot duty is limited to important downs in obvious passing situations.
The prospect said the Auburn camp experience was good for him. In addition to helping him get in good shape physically with lots of running, it allowed him to tune his wide receiver skills. "I have been working on everything–getting off the ball, getting to jump balls and just making plays."
Isaiah Jones looks to gain yardage after a catch in the seven-on-seven tournament at Auburn.
Jones said he will probably attend another football camp or two this summer, but hasn't decided which ones. "I am also going to play a little basketball with my high school team," he noted.
Asked about how recruiting is going, the wide receiver prospect said, "It's getting real busy. Since the beginning, it's been real busy, people calling all the time."
Asked if any college is his leader, or if he has a list of favorites, he said, "No sir. I'm just waiting to visit schools and see more."
He said his relationship with the coaching staff will be a major factor on his college choice. So will location. He notes that he is looking for a college within reasonable driving distance of his home, certainly a plus for the Tigers since the trip from Milton in the Florida Panhandle to the Auburn campus is not a long one.
Although he is not ready to name a favorite, Jones may have it figured out where he will play his college football prior to his senior season at Milton. "I will probably make a decision this summer," he said.
Jones said that he expects he will continue to grow some and add strength, which will help him beat man coverage against physical defenders. "I need to get a little bigger--just a little
The wide receiver noted his senior goals are to help his team play well and raise his performance level. "I want to do better than last year and have 1,000 receiving yards because we haven't really had that at Milton," he noted.