DL Prospect Impressive at AU Football Camp

A defensive line prospect from the state of Georgia discusses his football camp experience at Auburn University. The Tigers have made more than 1,000 high school football players on their campus in the past week.

Hartwell, Ga.--One of the more impressive linemen at Auburn's two-day individual football camp says he is definitely interested in the Tigers after spending time working out with Tommy Tuberville's coaching staff.

Shane McCord from Hart County High says, "Auburn is my favorite."

A defensive tackle who checked in at 6-1, 252 pounds at the AU camp, he showed good footwork and quickness in one-on-one drills and stood out in the crowd.

"Overall, it was a very good camp," McCord says. "There was a lot of good competition and it lets you know where you rank with players from other states."

McCord has other football trips lined up this summer. "I am planning to go to camps at Tennessee and Georgia and I will probably add a couple more," he says.

McCord lines up for a drill at Auburn's football camp.

A three-year starter, McCord says he finished the 2005 season with 89 tackles, including 16 quarterback sacks.

McCord notes he ran a 5.2 40-yard dash in Auburn, which is just a tenth of a second off his personal-best time.

"I am working on my speed this summer," he says. "I want to get more sacks as a senior."

The senior-to-be says that he has scholarship offers from South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas and Southern Mississippi.

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