Tigers Looking at In-State Receiver Prospect

Spanish Fort High's Kevin Marion took a visit to check out the Auburn Tigers who are checking out the receiver prospect.

Spanish Fort, Ala.--A receiver prospect for the 2015 football signee class, Kevin Marion is receiving attention from a variety of college programs, including Auburn, where he was on campus at a recent junior day event.

Last season he helped Spanish Fort High School repeat as Class 5A state champion as he caught 32 passes for 467 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Marion notes that he is getting attention from Auburn wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig, who recruits the Mobile area. "I talked to him and he said that he likes that I can play multiple positions in their offense," Marion said. "He said he liked my size and weight and that I still have room to grow."

Asked what he does best as a football player, Marion said, "Going up and catching passes, and being able to high-point the ball, and not just that. As a receiver I can block, too, and that is a positive that opens up my recruiting."

So far he doesn't have a scholarship offer, but is getting looks from some of the big boys of college football. "I am getting interest from Georgia, Auburn, Alabama, Mississippi State and Louisiana-Lafayette," he said.

"They (Auburn) told me they are interested in me," Marion noted. "They like my size at 6-3, 210 and the fact that I still have room to grow. They like me at multiple positions--split receiver, flex receiver and tight end. I can play many positions on the offensive side of the ball."

The receiver also plays basketball for Spanish Fort, lining up at both of the forward positions, but football is the sport his high school excels in as the Toros look for a fourth state title this fall.

Asked if he expects his team to be strong again, Marion said, "Yes sir, we have gone back-to-back and hopefully we will three-peat this year."

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