Auburn Impresses 2015 WR Prospect

Talented junior wide receiver Jovon Durante talks about his trip to Auburn for a camp on Monday, getting an offer and much more.

While four-star athlete and quarterback Quinton Flowers is getting much of the attention for the Miami Hardknocks 7-on-7 team this summer on the camp circuit, 2015 wide receiver prospect Jovon Durante is quickly making a name for himself with his blazing speed and great hands.

On Monday the Miami-Jackson standout showed off both of those things while taking part in a camp at Auburn. Unstoppable in one-on-one situations and making plays time and time again in the 7-on-7 portion of the day, Durante showed why he already has offers from schools such as Cincinnati, West Virginia and Pittsburgh.

He added another offer to the list following his Auburn trip as the Tigers came through with an offer to catch the eye of the talented 6-1, 185 receiver.

"It's really exciting," Durante says. "For a team that won the national championship, it's really exciting that I could come and join the program.

"I like everything about Auburn," he adds. "I like the environment. I like the coaches. I like everything about the environment. It's just nice."

Jovon Durante

Taking the visit on the way back from a trip to Tennessee, Durante and Flowers and nearly two dozen players from the Miami area took over Monday's camp on the Plains. Showing a great burst to the ball, Durante was easily a standout and he says that he enjoyed everything about his first experience at Auburn.

"It was great," Durante says. "We got the tour of the campus. We walked around the classes and that looked nice. Everything was good. I like the coaching staff. I came out for the camp and had to do my thing so I could get this offer."

Something Auburn has going for it in the race for Durante down the road is having Ricardo Louis already on campus. The two faced off against each other in high school and Louis' younger brother, Tim Bellinger, is a teammate on the Hardknocks team. That's something Durante says he plans to take advantage of in the coming year.

"I played against Ricardo when he was at Miami Beach and I was at Dr. Krop," Durante says. "We played against each other. He's a great guy. I will take some notes from him. I look up to him. I'll do extra work with him. Anything to make me better."

Growing up in the Miami area, the Hurricanes are one of Durante's favorites at the moment even though they haven't offered to this point. With still two seasons left to play high school football before he has to sign on the dotted line, Durante notes that he's just taking his time right now, but Auburn definitely made an early impression on him Monday.

"All of them are good schools," Durante says. "I'm still open right now. I'm going to wait until I get the right offer. One of those is Auburn. Once I get my mind straight Auburn could be one of the colleges I go to."


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