Mobile, Ala.--One of the top performers at Auburn's final football camp during the month of June has been a star on the high school scene for multiple seasons at Williamson High School.
Roger McCreary, a 5-11 1/2, 180-pound cornerback, was the most impressive defensive back at the Auburn camp on Saturday evening. That didn’t surprise former Auburn standout defensive end Antonio Coleman, who is the defensive coordinator at Williamson.
“First of all he is a great kid off the field,” Coleman told Inside the Auburn Tigers. “He is a smart kid who is already qualified with straight A’s. He is just a humble kid. I played with his mom back in park ball.
“You look at him and you can tell he is a football player,” Coleman said. “He is smart, he is fast, he is strong. He is the smartest player on my team, he is the fastest player on my team so that says a lot about the kid.”
McCreary is verbally committed to South Alabama and has other offers, but is interested in playing for Auburn if the Tigers offer. He got plenty of attention from the AU coaching staff at Saturday’s camp.
“I liked the campus and I liked the competition,” said McCreary, who was called on by the camp staff to cover the top receivers at the event. McCreary showed quick feet, strength and a high level of competitiveness.
McCreary, who has been a starter since ninth grade season, said his fastest 40-yard dash time is 4.46. He also competes in baseball and track.
In addition to South Alabama, McCreary has offers from UAB, Southern Miss and multiple FCS level programs.
Asked if he believes the Tigers will offer McCreary a scholarship, Coleman said, “I hope so. They came down a couple times to see him and they wanted to get him up to a camp so I brought him.
“Hopefully, we showed them what they wanted to see,” the coach added. “Kids like this come along every five to seven years. He has over 10 offers, but he is waiting for that one big offer. I think if Auburn pulls the trigger they might get a real special kid.”