Promising Young Safety Camps At Auburn

Football prospect Spencer Perry talks about his upcoming season, his new school and recruiting.

Newnan, Ga.--Auburn's first of its two one-day football prospects camps this summer attracted talented young players like Spencer Perry, who will be a sophomore this season at his new high school.

A growing six-foot-three, 195-pound player who just turned 16 in June, Perry has already caught the eye of Auburn's coaches as well as other college coaches both around the Southeast and outside the region.

"On the schools that are recruiting me I've got Florida State, Clemson, Louisville, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Colorado State, UCLA and some more," he points out.

He says so far he doesn't have any scholarship offers. "It's a little early, but I?think Clemson is on their way (with an offer)," he notes. "I really do."

A player who has added 20 pounds since playing a major role on a 14-2 team at the Heritage School as a ninth grader, he is hoping to become a key player at his new school, Newnan High.

Perry notes that he made the move to play against higher level competition. "We were playing in Class AAA, which is the highest level for private school ball, but Newnan High School plays AAAAAA and I wanted to be able to play against the best of the best so I chose Newnan High School."

The prospect has played wide receiver, quarterback and safety. At Newnan he is working at free safety and hopes to take over the starting spot where Tray Matthews lined up last year. "I like playing free safety," he says. "I like laying big, hard hits on people."

Perry points out he is excited about playing with his new teammates. "We are going to have a very good team," he predicts. "We have at least 10 to 15 Division I guys on our team. We have some really good prospects on my team, especially in my class."

On the subject of class, the class of 2016 prospect is doing well with his grades. "I make A's and B's and have a 3.4 grade point average," he says.

Perry notes that he tries to work hard at football as well as with his academic work. "One thing my dad always says, ‘If you don't train hard how do you expect to play hard?' That's one of my things that I really focus on."

Commenting on his trip to work out on the Auburn campus, he says, "Camp went well. I love Auburn. I love everything about the school. The facilities are excellent and are just getting better every day."

He also attended the A.J. Green skills camp in South Carolina and notes he liked that event, too. "I met A.J. Green and Calvin Johnson and they were really a big inspiration to me," he says. "They are real down to earth guys, which is how I want to be."

Perry also wants to be productive for his new team. "This season I want to make 50 tackles and I want to intercept five balls," he says." If I can do that will be a great season for me.


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