Murphy Shows His Skills at Auburn Camp

Versatile class of 2014 football prospect Draquon Murphy discusses his camp experience at Auburn.

Montgomery, Ala.--Talented Draquon Murphy continued his quest to get his first offer from an SEC football program when he worked out on Sunday at Auburn's one-day prospects camp.

The 6-0, 201-pound rising senior at Carver High School is expected to be the main at quarterback for the Wolverines, taking over for Auburn signee Jeremy Johnson.

Murphy worked as the backup quarterback last year, but his major contributions were at wide receiver and defensive back.

"Auburn is recruiting me as an athlete," he said. "They haven't offered me yet, but they told me to be patient." He noted the Tigers are looking at him on both offense and defense.

Murphy was one of the more impressive performers at Auburn's Senior Camp that attracted 560 prospects and suspects from the high school ranks.

"I think I had a mediocre day at the camp," Murphy said. "It was a wet surface and I couldn't really get a feel for the field. I worked out for Coach Cheese (safety coach Charlie Harbison) and Coach Craig (wide receiver coach Dameyune Craig). Hopefully, when I take what I?learned back to my high school I will be a better player."

He noted that on defense Auburn is looking at him as a safety, a cornerback or as a "star" rover.

Murphy isn't sure where he will camp next. Last week he did a two-day event at Alabama. "The camp at Alabama went well," he said. "Coach Saban (Alabama head coach Nick Saban) was coaching me a lot."

Murphy caught 50 passes for 470 yards as a junior with 10 going for touchdowns. He also passed for five scores.

He has a pair of standout receivers to throw to in Charles Standberry and Landy Capetillo, players he said are capable of finishing with more than 1,000 receiving yards apiece.

"My goal this year is to have 4,000 yards passing and be Mr. Football for the state of Alabama," Murphy said. "I think we are going to win state. That was our goal last year. We aren't as talented as last year, but we brought a few athletes this year and I think we can be very good again."

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