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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.