14-Year-Old Gets Auburn Scholarship Offer

Class of 2019 football prospect Dominick Blaylock was impressive at an Auburn camp and talks about getting a scholarship offer from the Tigers.

Marietta, Ga.--It’s not an everyday occurrence for Auburn to offer a football scholarship to a 14-year-old prospect, but it happened on Sunday with Dominick Blaylock picking up an offer from Coach Gus Malzahn’s Tigers.

In a camp with hundreds of high school football players looking to impress the Auburn coaches, the young wide receiver from Walton High School managed to accomplish that feat.

“They said I have good feet and they want me to come to some games,” Blaylock told Inside the Auburn Tigers. “When they told me I have a scholarship offer I was just shocked that they want me to be an Auburn Tiger.”

Blaylock, who is 5-11, 163 pounds, was born on July 13th, 2000 so he will be turning 15 before he officially competes in a real football game for Walton High this fall after playing on the eighth grade team last year.

“We just did some seven-on-seven last week and that went well and I have been working out with the varsity and am doing very good,” said Blaylock,

There are likely multiple reasons why Malzahn’s staff would offer a scholarship to such a young player, not the least is that he burned up the 40-yard dash on Sunday, running a time of 4.45 at the Auburn camp. He also showed good hands in the drills and performed well in the one-on-ones.

The Tigers also likely took into consideration his family’s background. His mother was a star volleyball player at Oklahoma and his father, Mookie Blaylock, played 13 seasons in the NBA.

Dominick Blaylock runs a pass route.

Other SEC colleges already know about the young prospect. South Carolina was the first to offer Blaylock a scholarship earlier this year at a junior day event.

Auburn’s in-state rival is also interested. “I went to a camp at Alabama last Tuesday and it went pretty well,” he said.

Asked if he got attention from the coaches there, Blaylock said, “Yes sir, I got to talk to (Coach) Nick Saban. He said I am going to be recruited and they are going keep looking at me. He told me to keep doing my thing.”

In addition to football the young prospect also plays baseball as a shortstop and center fielder.

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