QB Prospect Talks About Visit to Auburn

Florence High School standout Kendrick Doss discusses his Junior Day visit to Auburn.

Florence, Ala.--Based on his impressive junior season and potential as both a passer and runner, quarterback Kendrick Doss picked up a scholarship offer from Auburn earlier this month. On Saturday he made his first trip to the Auburn campus and came away impressed.

"The visit was fantastic," the 6-2, 205-pound Florence High standout said. "I really enjoyed myself. It is an awesome place with nice facilities and a great coaching staff.

"I like Coach Malzahn, Coach Lashlee and Coach Grimes," he said. Rhett Lashlee is Auburn's quarterback coach and offensive coordinator. J.B. Grimes, Auburn's offensive line coach, has the assignment of recruiting prospects at Florence High.

Playing 11 games in 2012 Doss completed 125-212 passes for 1,843 yards and 18 touchdowns. He scored 21 more touchdowns on the ground, running the football 167 times for 1,252 yards.

Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn spent time with Doss during Auburn's Junior Day, which attracted 150 prospects. "He told me he watched me on film and he liked me," Doss said. "He said I can throw the ball really well and do the zone reads really well. I think I am a great fit for his system.

"I like the coaches," Doss said of the Auburn staff. "They have been straight-forward with me. They think I am a play-maker, a great quarterback, I can do a lot of great things and I fit their system.

The coaching staff really caught my attention," he said when asked what stood out most about his Auburn visit. "They have a lot of experience coaching in the SEC."

Doss said he is planning to visit Ole Miss, Tennessee, Mississippi State and other colleges this winter and spring. Asked if he has an early leader, he said, "Everybody is even."

Kendrick Doss

Asked to describe what he does best as a football player, Doss said, "I can throw it really well. When it is time for me to run it I think I am a great at doing the zone reads. I think I am a complete player. I can throw the ball down the field on timing routes. I think I have a complete game."

Mobile quarterbacks are becoming more of a part of the college football scene. Asked about his 40-yard dash speed, Doss said, "I was clocked at 4.6 as a sophomore at Mississippi State, but I am definitely faster now."

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