Young Lineman Stands Out at Auburn Camp

Class of 2014 offensive lineman prospect Joshua Casher discusses his Auburn camp experience and interest in the Tigers.

Mobile, Ala.--Auburn's final football camp of the summer featured mostly underclassmen and one of the players who performed well is class of 2014 offensive lineman Joshua Casher.

A standout for Class 5A power St. Paul's, the 16-year-old is one of the reasons the Saints should be tough to handle this fall.

Casher, who made the trip to the camp along with linebacker Tre Williams who also performed well, both gave the experience a big thumbs up.

"Oh my goodness, the Auburn camp was amazing," Casher says. "When I came there I felt right at home. Other schools have great things that stand out about them, but what really stands out at Auburn is how you feel at home.

"They stress family and they do it so much I can tell they really mean it," he points out." I like that because my high school team is really close. We spend time with each other and we love to have fun together. That is what I want to do in college. I wouldn't want to play on a team where the players don't really like each other."

Of the more than 600 high school players who attended the one-day camp for prospects, few had a better day than Casher. He showed quick feet, tenacity and good form.

"The camp went great," he says. "I prayed about it. When I got out there I did really well in the drills. When we did pass pro (protection) I feel like I did amazing. There are things you can get better at every day, but overall I did great in pass pro and I tried to dominate my position."

When Jeff Grimes, Auburn's offensive line coach, chose the top offensive linemen at the camp to compete vs. the top defensive linemen in a pass protection drill, Casher was the first one he selected.

"I talked to Coach Grimes and he is a nice man," Casher says. "Even though he looks like he is eight feet tall I am able to come to him and talk. He seems to always have a smile on his face and he is just straight-forward with you.

"I just love him as a coach," Casher says. "I can understand how his players like him. I can see Coach Grimes being the calmest, coolest person, but I can also see him getting on you to try to bring the best out in you and I would love a coach like that."

Joshua Casher will be a junior this fall.

Measuring in at a shade under six-foot-one and weighing 280 pounds, the young lineman will play offensive guard for the Saints this year, but he is also getting work at center, which might be his best position for college.

"I can see myself playing at center," he says. "I love that the center basically runs the offensive line and sets the tone."

He adds that while he expects to play guard this year, it won't surprise him if he moves to center as a senior. "I have been taking some snaps at school and I can snap pretty well," he says. "Whatever the coaches need me to do, that is what I want to do."

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