One of the up-and-coming receivers in the South this season is Auburn High's Brandon Carlisle. A 5-10, 170 speedster with good hands and an aggressive attitude, Carlisle is a player who is considering several colleges, but he admits Auburn is the school to beat at the moment.
"It's a dream to play anywhere, but especially for Auburn," Carlisle tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "My whole family went to Auburn and my uncle (William Andrews) played for Auburn so I'm working to make that happen."
Brandon Carlisle is one of the reasons Auburn High is expected to be improved this season.
In addition to his skill on offense, Carlisle also shows the talent to play defense on the collegiate level at the cornerback position. Using his hands and speed well, Carlisle rarely gets challenged by the opposing offense and says that he would be fine playing on either side of the line in college.
"On offense my routes are good and I have pretty good hands," Carlisle says. "Nobody can really stay with me on my routes because my technique is good. Defensively, I'm not really into hitting to be honest with you, but coverage is in the mind. I think if you put your mind to it you can shut down anyone you want to. I like being physical and being able to talk because it gets me motivated and gets me going. When I can do that it plays a big part of my game."
As a junior wide receiver, Carlisle had 13 catches for 400 yards and three touchdowns and added 30 tackles, three interceptions and 15 passes broken up on defense for the Tigers. A three-year starter, Carlisle is looking at Louisville, Southern Miss, Alabama and others in addition to Auburn.
In addition to Carlisle, both L.D. Scott and kicker Chris Beck are receiving attention as major college prospects off Auburn's team.