Tight End Prospect Has Room To Grow

In what could be the year of the tight end for college recruiting in the Southeast, this prospect from Louisiana has the size and athleticism to become a standout.

New Orleans, La.--St. Augustine High's Selvish Capers is a 6-4, 240-pound tight end prospect with athleticism to spare and plenty of room on his large frame to add more weight in college.

Perhaps the most impressive thing about the upcoming senior is that he has not played as much football as a lot of big time college prospects, but still seems to understand the game very well. "I started playing football when I was 10, but I stopped for a while and then I started again my freshman year at Saint Augustine," Capers notes.

With a large body, 4.63 speed in the 40 and soft hands, Capers has all of the makings of a prototypical receiver type tight end on the college level.

However, in St. Augustine's run-oriented offense Capers gets to focus on other parts of his game. "I got to do a lot of blocking," the talented prospect says. "I think I am a great blocker. That is my favorite part of the game."

When he did get opportunities to catch the ball, Capers says that he liked to take advantage of them. "I see my strength as being a go-to type guy," he notes. "If we are in a big situation where we need to make a play, I can make those types of plays."

Last season as a junior Capers was able to make some big plays for his team as he totaled 260 yards on only 17 receptions, which is a 15.2 yards per catch average.

Selvish Capers is a tight end prospect with lots of potential.

Along with football, Capers says the he also enjoys playing for another of St. Augutine's teams. "I play the power forward and center positions in basketball," he notes. "I averaged about six points and two rebounds per game, nothing that impressive. I played a lot of defense and I averaged about seven blocked shots per game."

Despite playing both sports in high school, Capers says he is getting all of the attention from college football coaches. "I have gotten letters from Auburn, West Virginia, Georgia Tech, LSU, UCLA, South Carolina and Florida and I have already gotten an offer from Bowling Green," the big tight end tells Inside The Auburn Tigers.

Despite so many schools showing interest in the 2005 prospect, Capers says that he already has a top five and a leader. "My first choice is Georgia Tech because I want to major in computer engineering or computer programming," Capers explains. "Then I like West Virginia, LSU, Auburn and UCLA."

Capers also notes that education is going to be the most important factor in his college decision and although he loves playing football, playing time will be secondary to the type of education his athletic gifts allow him to pursue.

While he was in Auburn earlier in June for a7-on-7 team passing camp Capers got to talk to some of the coaching staff and he says he came away impressed. "I enjoyed meeting the Auburn coaches," he notes. "They were very friendly and very respectful. I think, if I decided to come to Auburn I could do a very good job there."

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