Defensive Back Shines at Auburn Camp

A class of 2014 prospect from Florida stepped up and put on a good show at Auburn's one-day prospect camp.

Jacksonville, Fla.--Stepheny Durham said he enjoyed Saturday's football camp with it also being his first trip to Auburn.

The class of 2014 prospect was one of the more impressive performers at the one-day event on Saturday and was invited to stay after the camp and spend time talking to the Auburn coaching staff.

"I think I did good," he said. "Hopefully, Coach (Scot) Loeffler and Coach (Willie) Martinez will keep in contact." Martinez coaches Auburn's defensive backs while Loeffler is the offensive coordinator.

Durham, who plays defensive back and wide receiver for Atlantic Coast High in Jacksonville, Fla., only competed on the defensive side of the ball on Saturday.

"I think I'd be best at defensive back, but I don't want anyone to sleep on my offensive game, too," he told Inside the Auburn Tigers when asked what side of the football he expects to play in college.

Durham said that he liked learning from and competing for Martinez, a veteran defensive back coach in his first season with the Tigers. He noted that Martinez expected a lot from the prospects on Saturday.

"It's a good thing when a coach is demanding because if you don't demand it, it's not going to be done right," the prospect said. "That's pretty positive from a coaches' standpoint."

A goal for Durham during the 2012 season is to simply go on the field and perform to the best of ability, he said. After making a lot of big hits last season, he noted that he expects most teams to avoid his side of the field when passing the ball this fall.

At the camp the 5-9, 170-pounder gave receivers major problems as the struggled to get open against him. He has quick feet and breaks on the football well.

Already receiving scholarship offers from Georgia Tech and North Carolina, Durham said he hopes to pick up one from Auburn. His summer plans include a visit to South Carolina, where he also hopes to receive an offer, and Florida.

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