Developing Football Prospect Checks Out Tigers

This young lineman is drawing attention from colleges in the Southeast and outside the region.

Jonesboro, Ga.--One of the more impressive offensive linemen who has attended an Auburn football camp this summer is Chris Capps, who will be a senior this fall for Landmark Christian.

Getting ready for his third season as a high school starter, Capps is a still growing 6-5 1/2, 250-pounder who has a lot of potential as an offensive tackle or guard. In high school he plays both ways. He is projected to start at offensive tackle and noseguard on defense.

Chris Capps works on his technique.

Capps moves well for a tall tackle and has good feet, but needs more weight and more strength. He should easily be able to improve in both of those areas and is concentrating on each this summer. (He currently bench presses 255 pounds and runs a 5.0 40-yard dash.)

One of the reasons he made a trip to Auburn for a two-day football camp was to help him prepare for his senior season. He says the short journey from the Atlanta area was well worth his time. "It was definitely a good experience," he says. "The instruction that I received from the coaches is something that I can use to improve as a player."

Capps also got to check out the Auburn campus and says that AU is definitely one of his favorites.

Landmark Christian finished the season 7-4 with an opening round loss in the public school state playoffs. Capps says he is hopeful that his team will play better his senior season. "We did pretty well last year and we only lost five seniors so, hopefully, we will have a good team this year."

Tiger Ticket Extra: Capps is looking at several colleges not too far from home. He mentions Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Alabama and Georgia Tech as colleges he has been hearing from. He has received attention from schools as far away as Notre Dame in the Midwest and Brown from the Ivy League in the Northeast...Capps also attended a football camp at the University of Georgia and the Nike Combine in Tuscaloosa.

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