AU Football Signee Eager To Show His Stuff

This in-state offensive lineman talks about playing in this Saturday's Alabama vs. Mississippi all-star game and his goals for his first season at Auburn.

Mobile, Ala.-–This Saturday night the Alabama All-Stars will look to continue a streak against Mississippi in the All-Star Football Classic in Mobile and one of the players ready to do his job is offensive lineman Jason Bosley from Grissom High.

An Auburn signee, Bosley says that he's anxious to show what he can do against some of the top players in the South.

"I'm excited about it," Bosley says. "We went down and had a mini-camp in Prattville a couple of weeks ago and I thought it went really well. It was good to get out there and start playing again. I'm really excited about being in Mobile and spending the week and having some fun.

"Right now I'm playing tackle," Bosley adds. "The other guys at the position are B.J. Stabler, Antoine Caldwell, Cody Davis and Nathan McManus from Mountain Brook. Auburn is going to try me at center first. I played center my sophomore year. It's fun because you get to touch the ball on every play. That's a plus."

Jason Bosley

A versatile player and three-year starter on the offensive line in addition to being an outstanding wrestler for Grissom, Bosley played several different positions in high school and is one of the players Coach Hugh Nall is looking at to shore up the depth at the center position along with William Sullivan from North Carolina. Bosley says that he wants to get to Auburn as soon as possible to make sure he's settled in and ready to go this fall.

"I'm planning on taking some summer classes and those start June 25," Bosley says. "I'll probably come down for good on June 20. I want to take one or two english and math classes to get myself used to college and get ahead of everybody. Once everybody else gets down there it's going to be crazy so I would like to get ahead a little bit.

"My goal is just to go in and do the best that I can do," Bosley says on this fall's plans. "I want to help the team as much as possible and if that means redshirting and being on the scout team and helping the defense or if I have to step up and play a role in the offense I'll do it. I'm just going to go down there and work hard and do my best at whatever I'm told to do."

Bosley says that he started to feel the results of working out on Coach Kevin Yoxall's system right away and has been diligent to incorporate it as much as possible since signing in February. One of the seven offensive linemen signed by the Tigers, Bosley notes that he believes he'll be in better shape because of what he's done since signing day.

"As soon as I got that I started it," Bosley says. "I have been doing that all along. It's pretty intense and a lot different than what I've done because you do a lot more reps at heavier weights. You also do a lot more sets. It works your entire body more."

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