Fort Lauderdale, Fla.--A player who had a good performance at Auburn's third of three weekend football camps has a name very familiar to AU fans.
James Bostic, the son of the former Auburn running back, did a good job of catching passes on Saturday evening in Auburn.
A 16-year-old wide receiver/tight end at Cardinal Gibbons High School, the class of 2017 prospect made the trip to Auburn over the weekend.
“I felt like the camp went great for me,” Bostic said. “I did some great things out there at wide receiver.
Bostic got to talk with Auburn’s head coach, Gus Malzahn, after the camp. “He said he liked how I did my routes. This is really my first year playing receiver because I was a running back before. He talked about how I got pressured on one play and made up for it the next time.”
Measuring in a 6-2, 201 pounds, Bostic said that his pass routes and hands are his strength as a football player. Asked what he is working on improving, he said, “I am going to camps, working on my speed and working on getting stronger.”
Because he started first grade a year earlier than most of his classmates, he will graduate from high school at the age most are finishing their junior years. However, that hasn’t prevented him from picking up scholarship offers.
“I have five offers,” he said. “Vanderbilt, Middle Tennessee, Temple, North Carolina State and FAMU (Florida A&M) are the ones.”
If Auburn offers the prospect would be very interested in playing where his father was a star on Auburn’s unbeaten 1993 team. Asked what is the best advice his dad has given him about football, the prospect said, “Work hard and don’t be scared.”