Offensive LIne Prospect Hits The Camp Circuit

This big rising senior football prospect is interested in Auburn and several other major programs.

Miami, Fla.--South Miami High offensive lineman Simon Codrington wanted a chance to compete with some of the top defensive linemen at a camp setting this summer so his first stop was to the University of Miami this past weekend.

"We just finished up today," Codrington said. "I went out there for three days. First we did all the measuring and stuff. I was 6-7 and 247 pounds. Then we did a lot of work with our stance and steps and pass protection posture. Then we did a lot of one-on-ones. I had a lot of fun."

Codrington said the highlight of the camp may have been having a chance to work with UM coach Art Kehoe for three days. "All I can say is he is an outstanding football coach," he said. "I really like him."

The talented left tackle prospect, who played on South Miami's basketball team that reached the state title game, talked about some of the competition. "The guy from Carol City came out the first two days," he said. "Yeah, he beat me but it was only after the coaches specifically told the defensive linemen not to bull rush. Some people wanted to do it anyway I guess. He bull rushed me. He's real strong though."

Codrington also had a chance to go against Jonas Murrell, who was named the top defensive lineman at the camp. "He's real good," he said. "I went up against him four times. He won some and I won some. He's real strong, kinda built like Vince Wilfork. He's real quick for a big guy like that. Those were the two best players I saw out there."

Codrington also talked highly about some fellow offensive linemen. "Chris Barney from Northwestern came out just yesterday and did good," he said. "He's just real big and strong. The guy Corey (Kirbel) is about 6-7 and 300. He looks real good, like he could be good in college, too."

Codrington, who has a few Division I offers already, said he isn't sure what his status is with UM right now. "It didn't seem like they were getting close to offering or anything," he said. "I think they want to see what I do during the season first."

The rising senior is headed for N.C. State next. "I might not work out at the camp," he said. "I'm going up with my father and we might just tour the campus and talk to the coaches."

In addition to NC State and Miami, Codrington lists Florida and Auburn as current favorites. He claims offers from all but Miami.

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