Auburn Offers 2014 Quarterback

Florence Coach Jamey Dubose says his junior quarterback Kendrick Doss has a chance to be a Mr. Football candidate in 2013.

Florence, Ala.--Coach Gus Malzahn and the Auburn staff made several offers to 2014 prospects across the region on Tuesday. One of the most important may have come to Florence quarterback Kendrick Doss. A 6-3, 210-pounder with great running ability and capable of beating you throwing the ball as well/

Doss has a big fan in his head coach, Jamey Dubose, and the coach notes that his quarterback has a chance to be a special one on the next level.

"He's a winner and has a great personality," Dubose says of Doss. "He's respected by everyone around here and anyone that comes in contact with him.

"On the football side of it he's a guy who is 6-3, 210 or 215 and is an upper 4.4s runner. He's a strong runner and is very talented. I think the one side of him a lot don't see is that he has got great throwing mechanics. He throws a beautiful and very catchable ball. He studies film.

"I have coached some good ones," Dubose pointed out. "I have been fortunate at quarterback. I have probably had five go in the SEC and one in the ACC and had a Mr. Football in Larry Smith, and I'll go out on a limb and tell you this one may be better than any of them. He's the best one I've ever been around. I think he's a steal. We've got a lot of colleges coming in here getting on him.

"I think for what Auburn does he's a great fit at quarterback. He's got offers to Ole Miss and Mississippi State where he's a great fit there too. He's being recruited heavily by Alabama and South Carolina and Vanderbilt. He's a great person, but a tremendous athlete. He's probably one of the best athletes I have been around period, even at Prattville."

Helping Florence to a 7-4 record and the state playoffs last season as a junior, Doss put up video game numbers for the Falcons. In 11 games he carried the ball 167 times for 1,252 yards and scored 21 touchdowns on the ground, including a long run of 73 yards. Throwing the ball he completed 125-212 passes for 1,843 yards with 18 touchdowns and just five interceptions.

"He's a very good quarterback," Dubose says. "He's a great studier of the game. Out of those five picks I can remember two right off hand that were tipped balls. He's a great player. He's one that sells himself and if you ever talk to him you'll understand. He's humble. He's not one of these guys that is full of himself. He's honored by every call that comes in."

With Auburn's staff trying to hit the ground running and play catch-up on the 2014 class, Dubose says it was good timing for the Tigers because Doss had questions about the program just recently.

"He asked me the other day if I thought he could play at so and so," Dubose says. "He doesn't understand how good he is. He's a great person. I was proud that Auburn came in with an offer because he came to me a couple of weeks ago and asked why they had not called. He's getting all these offers and looks from everyone else, but he had some interest there. Now we'll see where it goes."

Dubose says Doss plans to attend Auburn's Junior Day next weekend along with several teammates including 6-5, 280 offensive lineman Cole Hardin and 6-4, 260 offensive lineman Daniel Keith.

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