Young Tackle Stands Out at Auburn Camp

4-Star prospect Tony Gray talks about his day at an Auburn football camp.

Lawrenceville, Ga.--It was no surprise that Tony Gray was one of the standouts at Auburn’s football camp for underclassmen. The Tigers and many other major college programs have already offered a scholarship to the class of 2017 offensive tackle.

The four-star recruit from Central Gwinnett High School had a busy Friday. He practiced with his team back home in Georgia before hitting I-85 with family members for the trip down to Auburn.

“The camp was a lot of fun and I had a great time,” he said. He noted the highlight was getting instruction from Auburn’s offensive line coach, J.B. Grimes. “He is a great coach and he told me I did a great job.”

He pointed out that his mother and stepfather, who made the trip to Auburn, toured the campus and enjoyed their visit, too.

As he prepares for his junior season, the 6-4, 278-pound tackle said he is motivated to stand out from the crowd. He is rated as the No. 2 offensive tackle in his class in the state of Georgia by and No. 21 nationally.

“I want to show people I can be number one,” he told Inside the Auburn Tigers. “People have underrated me time after time, but talent shows and I will show people that I will be number one.”

Tony Gray

Gray said it is too early to be narrowing his list of college favorites or figuring out when he might pick a school even though he has been on the road this year to check out Florida State, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee in addition to his visit to Auburn.

The junior said his next visit to Auburn will be in the fall to watch the Tigers play at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

He used to play basketball as well as the drums. Now he is focused on one thing. “I just play football,” said the young lineman, who the only thing he pounds now are defensive players who get in his way.

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