Charles Standsberry is a 6-3, 212-pound wide receiver, who is coming off an impressive junior season at Carver High. He caught 54 passes for 640 yards and seven touchdowns last fall.
That kind of production, along with his excellent size, is garnering attention from college football coaches, including an invitation to Auburn's junior day in February.
"The Auburn junior day went very well," Standsberry said. "I really like the coaches a lot. They treat you like you are a son. It feels like family coming to Auburn and being around them."
The chance to talk to head coach Gus Malzahn and coordinator Rhett Lashlee about the offense was a highlight of his trip to Auburn. "Coach Malzahn and Coach Lashlee showed us all of the offensive records they broke and how their receivers have 1,000-yard seasons," Standsberry said.
The Carver High standout noted the coaches have a history of throwing a lot of long passes. "As a receiver that is something I really like," he pointed out.
Asked to describe what he does best as a football player, Standsberry said, "Being that physical receiver who can make the one-on-one plays vs. defensive backs. I can block to help the running game. I can run past the defensive backs and I can pretty much to do it all.
A 17-year-old who is still growing physically, Standsberry said one of his goals for his senior season is to get faster. "I run (the 40-yard (dash) in the 4.5s and I am working on getting that down."
What is the big receiver looking for in a college football program? "Depth-chart wise will I fit in the offense they are going to run," he replied. "How I am going to help the offense is important. Coach Craig (Auburn wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig) showed me the positions on the field and I feel like I would fit well in the offense."
In addition to football, Standsberry also plays on Carver's outstanding basketball team. "I play guard and forward, but basketball isn't something I will be doing in college," he said.