Showing a strong arm to go with excellent size, the class of 2016 prospect got the attention of Auburn offensive coordinator and quarterback coach Rhett Lashlee.
“I have been a fan of Auburn since I was young,” Neves told Inside the Auburn Tigers when asked what prompted him to make a cross country trip to the SEC program for a camp. “I love the pride at Auburn and the great players that have come out of Auburn.”
The prospect from South Jordan, Utah noted that the experience was a good one. “I spent time with Coach Lashlee and he is a great guy,” Neves said. “He is a great coach and I took a lot from him.
“It was definitely worth coming and I plan to come back in the future to see that great campus again,” said Neves, who said that he was encouraged that he was chosen to finish the camp at Jordan-Hare Stadium and throw to and against the best prospects at the camp. “That is a good thing,” he pointed out. “Overall, it was a great day.”
Measuring in at 6-4, 238 pounds, Neves said he has early offers from the University of Utah Utes and the University of Hawaii and he is talking to a variety of other colleges.
Neves showed the ability to put a lot of zip on the football, something he noted he has been working on for years and considers one of his strengths as a quarterback. “The thing I learned most was improving my timing and being early with my progressions,” he said of his Auburn camp experience.
The rising junior added he is glad that he made the trip to SEC country. “It was a great day,” he said. “My favorite parts of it were visiting the campus and the great coaching I got.”