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Defensive End Earns Scholarship Offer At An Auburn Football Camp

Class of 2018 football prospect Tobe Umerah talks about his camp experience with the Auburn Tigers.

Macon, Ga.-- Tobe Umerah's first visit to Auburn was a memorable one.

On Saturday, while attending a football camp on the Auburn campus, the class of 2018 defensive end prospect performed well enough to get a scholarship offer from the Tigers.

“I was very surprised when I got my offer,” he said. “I didn’t expect to get one. I was very happy. I thanked them and everything. 

“It means a lot," Umerah added. “It is actually one of my top schools I want to go to.”

The prospect noted that he also has early offers from Tennessee, Duke and Ole Miss.”

Umerah, who attends Stratford Academy where he also plays basketball, measured in at six-foot-two, 216 pounds at Auburn.

“The camp went very well,” he said. “I felt like I learned a lot. I just competed fast and went from there.

“They told me they like how I competed, they liked how I went fast,” he said. “They told me I already had the talent and to continue to be coachable, continue to compete.”

Umerah, who plays end in a 4-3 front in high school, said he liked what he saw on his trip to the Plains. “I got to see some of campus," the defensive end pointed out. “It looks really nice--like the best I have ever seen. I am planning to come back and see one of the games.”

The prospect noted he is early in the recruiting process and is eager to check out a variety of colleges before narrowing his list. He also noted the trip to Auburn should help him be a better player for his junior season.

“I am working on speed, moving my hips around and using my hand,” he said after working with AU defensive line coach Rodney Garner. “That is something that definitely I learned at the Auburn camp. I felt like he taught me a lot and coached us hard. He was always pushing us to get better.”

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