Class of 2016 Prospect Stands Out at AU Camp

Two-way player Julian Jones caught the attention of Auburn's coaches at a camp for football prospects.

Hazel Green, Ala.--A prospect who was impressive at Auburn’s football camp for rising juniors said he believes he got the attention of Coach Gus Malzahn and his staff.

Julian Jones, from Hazel Green High School, measured in at six-foot-five, 230 pounds when he the attended the Auburn event and was pleased with what he pointed out was his first visit to a college campus this summer.

“The camp went really good,” Jones said. “I learned a lot and talked to a bunch of coaches.”

Asked what the highlight was for him, the class of 2016 prospect said, “Most likely the drills and my route running. I was kind of overthrown, but you can always figure out a way to go get the ball so that is something I have to work out. I would say definitely my route-running was the best thing.”

Jones is a physical tight end prospect.

Jones noted that he began his sophomore season as a starter at defensive end and then added offensive duties at tight end. Asked which position he is better at playing, Jones said, “I would say offense right now. I am really progressing on offense.”

With an early offer from South Carolina despite being just 16 years old, he noted that he believes Auburn is interested, too.

“I talked to Coach Malzahn, Coach Garner--it was probably four or five coaches at the Auburn camp,” he said. “They said just keep working hard and they are going to try to come see me during the fall. Most likely I am going to try to get another visit to Auburn before the end of the season. They are really high on me and said just keep working hard and improving at everything.”

Jones notes he expects he will continue to grow. “Hopefully, I will get bigger, but not in height,” he said.

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