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Class of 2018 Offensive Tackle Prospect Likes the Auburn Tigers

Offensive line prospect John Campbell discusses his interest in the Auburn Tigers.

Orlando, Fla.--Offers are steadily arriving for class of 2018 offensive tackle prospect John Campbell, including one from the Auburn Tigers of the SEC.

The 6-5, 290-pound junior at Dr. Phillips High School noted a recent offer from Auburn meant a lot and so did an invitation to AU’s initial junior day for class of 2018 prospects.

“I put a lot of hard work and time in the past couple of months as I?realized time is tickling down towards my senior year,” said Campbell, who is 16 years old. “It has all paid off.”

Noting he is in no hurry to make a list of favorites and pointing out he plans to wait until February 2018 to announce his pick, Campbell said that Auburn is a college of major interest.

“It is a great coaching staff,” he said. “I feel all of the coaches at Auburn will push me to my maximum potential.”

He also notes that Auburn is the destination of five-star offensive Calvin Ashley, someone he has known for several years. Ashley is scheduled to sign with the Tigers on Wednesday.

“He pretty much told me that Auburn is like home,"  Campbell said. “The coaches are going to keep it straight with you. It is a nice place to be.”

Herb Hand, who coaches AU’s offensive linemen, is someone he has talked to about the program.

“Coach Hand is a great coach and I see him as one of the best offensive line coaches in the SEC and in all of college football,” Campbell said. “I see he can put me into the NFL with great technique and great form, speed and all of that.”

Campbell, who has played defense in football and has also played basketball, said his focus is now on football. “I think I will be a left offensive tackle,” he said.

The prospect said that he plans to return to Auburn for another visit this summer.

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