Tailback Prospect Says Tigers Are His Leader

This tailback from the Sunshine State talks about why he has Auburn at the top of his list.

Niceville, Fla.--Devon Freeman attended both Auburn's seven-on-seven passing camp and Senior Football Camp in June and the 5-9 1/2, 200-pound tailback made an impressive showing at each with a combination of good acceleration, the ability to change directions well and very good pass catching ability.

Freeman, who helped lead his team to their first passing camp title, carried the ball well as a junior for Niceville. "I ended up with 1,200 yards rushing, and 13 touchdowns on 179 carries," he says. " I mean I did pretty good and we made the second round of playoffs."

The talented rusher, who also played some fullback as a sophomore, says that he feels like his vision is the best part of his game as he heads into his senior season.

However, he says that there is a key area of his game that he would like to improve on. "One thing I really want to work on is speed," Freeman says. "If I want to play here, Ronnie Brown and Cadillac Williams, they both ran 4.4's and they were big power backs so I want to get my speed down to at least a 4.4."

Devon Freeman

Freeman has been a frequent visitor to the Plains with his team coming to the seven-on-seven passing camp each of the last four years. He says that familiarity has pushed Auburn to the top of his list of favorite colleges.

"Auburn's number one," he explains. "They have a winning tradition and they produce good backs and, I mean, I've been coming here and I know the campus. I just know where everything is. They're like a family--it seemed like that when I came for junior day. They were like real close together.

"I'm just waiting on the scholarship offer, hopefully. If not then I'll have to go somewhere else."

Although he is waiting on an offer form the Tigers, Freeman does already have one SEC offer and is receiving a lot of attention from a number of other high profile programs. "I have an offer from Ole Miss," he notes. "Auburn is looking at me, Ole Miss of course, Miami, Florida State, Florida, Clemson, Alabama, and a few others here and there."

Along with football, the talented tailback had some serious success on the track before he quit that sport to keep all of his focus on the gridiron. "In track I ran the 400, the 4x400, the 4x100 and I ran the 4x800, I went to the Junior Olympics for that," Freeman explains.

Freeman will be a player to keep an eye on in the coming months as the Tigers will likely sign a pair of running backs for the class of 2006.


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