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4-Star Wide Receiver Giving Auburn A Serious Look

Class of 2017 football prospect Jhamon Ausbon talks about his interest in the Auburn Tigers as well as his recruiting plans after visiting Bit Cat Weekend.

Bradenton, Fla.--With his friend and teammate, quarterback Kellen Mond, saying that Auburn is his new leader, wide receiver  Jhamon Ausbon notes that he is taking a serious look at the Tigers.

“They are definitely in my top four,” said Ausbon, who like Mond is a four-star prospect who moved from Texas to Florida for his senior year to attend IMG Academy. The receiver noted that Texas A&M, LSU and Michigan are his other top teams and he isn't saying which college is the leader or if there is one.

“We are really cool,” Ausbon said about Mond, who like the receiver was previously a verbal commitment to Baylor. “He is my roommate at IMG. We talk a lot about schools. Who knows, we’ll see.”

Ausbon, who said he is up to 6-3, 217 pounds, said he is in no hurry to make a decision. He noted that he will probably have his college destination figured out by late October, but plans to wait until January to announce it at the U.S. Army All-American Game.

“I want to see how the team is going to look this year, the coaching,” said Ausbon, who committed to the coaching staff at Baylor last July, but that group is no longer with the college.

“Some of the schools I like have new coaching and I want to see the new staff and how things work out,” the prospect said. “I?learned committing early can put you under some pressure. I just want to wait and see how things turn out.”

Getting bigger as he heads into his senior season, Ausbon notes that he hasn’t slowed a bit. “I still have my speed. Sharp routes are what matter.”

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Jhamon Ausbon is rated as the No. 1 wide receiver prospect in Florida for the 2017 class.

Scout.com recruiting analyst Corey Bender noted that the receiver was impressive at The Opening camp in Florida. “Ausbon really separated himself throughout the day as the top wide receiver,” Bender pointed out. “He has a linebacker-like lower body and he has strong hands. He has hands, speed, and size to go with quickness. The (former) Baylor commit is the total package.”

Commenting on what will be a key factor when making his college choice, Ausbon said, “I would say the culture of the school is going to be important to me because in that business coaches can leave, but the culture of the college stays. You want to find a school where you like the people and where you can thrive in the environment.”


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