Pass Gets Open, Talks Recruiting

2016 QB Jawon Pass talks about earning an invite to The Opening and also discusses what he likes about both Auburn and Alabama.

Buford, Ga.--It wasn’t the best day for showing skills at the quarterback position in Sunday’s Nike Camp, but that didn’t stop four-star Jawon Pass from doing his thing and earning a spot in the Elite 11 Finals over the summer. With a steady rain falling and throwing to unfamiliar receivers, Pass did enough to show Trent Dilfer and the rest of the coaching staff that he deserves a shot to be the best.

“It’s exciting,” Pass said. “It’s a blessing more than anything. I’m just thankful to get the invite. I think I did well, I just came out there and competed.

“It was tough,” he added of the conditions. “We just had to fight through it. Everybody still competed pretty good. I think we did a good job.”

Bigger and more physical than he was last season, Pass is filling out his body some and that should only continue to help him develop more as a passer for Carver-Columbus. A good athlete in the pocket capable of making something happen if a play breaks down, Pass is a player that has been on the radar for college teams since very early in his high school career.

Pass works on his footwork during Sunday's camp

Now with plans to make a decision sometime in July so he can concentrate on his senior season, Pass said at the moment five schools stand out to him and one of those is Auburn. A frequent visitor to check out the Tigers, he said he likes everything about what Gus Malzahn and Rhett Lashlee are doing on that side of the ball.

“They are close to home and I would fit great in their offense,” Pass said. “I think I could come in and have a good opportunity to play. There is a lot of good stuff about them.

“They are in the top,” he added. “I don’t really have a number yet, but they are in the top. I don’t have any order. Alabama, Louisville, North Carolina and Virginia Tech are also in there.”

Also looking strongly at Alabama, Pass said the biggest reason why is the addition of Lane Kiffin on offense and what he did last season with Blake Sims at the quarterback position.

“Coach Kiffin is a good coach,” Pass said. “He can do a lot of great things with me. He’s doing a lot of great things with that offense up there.”

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