Auburn Targets Perform Well At Nike Regional

A look at how Auburn's commitments and some other AU football recruiting targets is featured in this report on Nike's regional prospect camp for the Atlanta area.

Quinnen Williams (above) grew up a fan of the Tigers.

Buford, Ga.--Quinnen Williams handled himself well at the Nike regional even though he’s still got a lot of technique work to improve as a pass rusher between now and when he arrives on the Auburn campus next summer.

Measuring in at 6-4, 260, the current Tigers' commitment ran an electronic time of 5.24 in the 40-yard dash on a wet field, but showed his athleticism with a solid 28 1/2 inch vertical leap. Just scratching the surface of his ability, Williams is a player who should be a force this season for Wenonah as he continues to grow and mature on the field.

David Marshall, the other Auburn commitment in the Atlanta regional camp, measured in at 6-2 1/2, 256 poundsand has the look of a future defensive tackle. Running a 5.21 in the 40, Marshall’s shuttle time of 4.73 was very good for a guy his size. With a vertical leap of just over 27 inches, Marshall is going to be an explosive player the bigger and stronger he gets on the next level.

David Marshall is already a physical specimen

Here are notes on some of the other Auburn targets at the event:

Jay Jones: Offered by recently by the Tigers as a quarterback, Jones is a player who has the ability to line up at a number of different positions on the next level. Running a 4.74 in the 40, he did his best work in quickness drills with a 4.19 in the short shuttle. Throw in a 31-inch vertical leap at 6-1, 174 and Jones is definitely someone to keep an eye on.

Jay Jones

JoeJuan Williams: Measuring in at 6-3, 194, Williams already has safety size and could grow into an outside linebacker before he gets to college in 16 months. Running a 4.86 in the 40, Williams showed his athleticism with a 4.35 short shuttle and a 34.4 vertical leap. His ball skills make him an intriguing safety prospect.

JoeJuan Williams

Jawon Pass--At 6-4 1/2, 211, Pass has the size to play early on the next level with his ability to throw the ball down the field with good velocity. Running a solid time of 4.78 seconds in the 40-yard dash and a 29 1/2 inch vertical leap, he is athletic enough to make plays outside the pocket on the next level.

Jawon Pass

Ben Davis--Rated as a linebacker by Scout, Davis could end up being a defensive end before he is done growing. At 6-4, 235 he posted a time of 4.52 seconds in the short shuttle with a 31 1/2 inch vertical leap. Athletic enough to play a number of different roles, he could be the perfect hybrid player down the road as a linebacker/pass rusher.

Ben Davis

Jake Bentley--A top 2017 QB target and the son of Auburn offensive analyst Bobby Bentley, Jake measured in at 6-3 1/2, 212 and threw the ball as well as any quarterback in attendance. With a 4.89 in the 40 and a 31-inch vertical leap, Bentley has plenty of athleticism to be more than a pocket passer on the next level.

Jake Bentley

Nigel Warrior--Checking in at 5-11 1/2, 184, Warrior ran a very solid time of 4.69 seconds in the 40-yard dash and with a vertical leap of 31 1/2 to go along with his ability to make plays in the secondary Warrior earned an invitation to The Opening this summer and showed why he is a major target for many teams, including Auburn.

Nigel Warrior

Austin Troxell--One of the tallest players in attendance at 6-6 1/2, 272, Troxell is going to be a monster when he matures down the road. Running a 5.44 in the 40, Troxell added a 25-inch vertical leap, but showed his game with some impressive one-on-ones. As he continues to add size and strength, Troxell should become one of the top offensive tackle prospects in the country.

Austin Troxell

DeKarlos Billingsley--A class of 2017 running back prospect for Coach Patrick Nix at Scottsboro High School, Billingsley is a player to keep an eye on in the coming months. Measuring in at 5-9, 189, Billingsley didn’t run the 40-yard dash, but had a short shuttle time of 4.48 seconds and added a 36-inch vertical leap. He should be one of the top backs in the state the next two years.

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