Big Lineman Discusses AU Camp Experience

Big defensive lineman Dion Armstrong made the trip to Auburn University from Fort Valley, Ga., for a football camp and took the opportunity to show Coach Tommy Tuberville's coaching staff what he can do.

Fort Valley, Ga.--A prospect with a classic noseguard's build, Dion Armstrong showed up well at Auburn's two-day football camp that featured more than 500 prospects and suspects.

The rising senior at Peach County High School also stood out at the Combine in Atlanta earlier this year.

"The camp was pretty good for me," says Armstrong, who weighed in at 308 pounds while standing six-foot-one. "I saw some stuff (drills) that I hadn't ever seen before."

The two-day camp was an intense one with non-stop action, except for water breaks, once things started. "I wasn't surprised by the intensity because it's Auburn," Armstrong says.

The defensive lineman is going to attend a camp at Clemson and is hoping for more scholarship offers. "I just have one offer (Troy) and that is probably because my name wasn't out there as much as others," he says. "I didn't have a breakout season until my junior year."

Dion Armstrong waits his turn in a drill on Saturday night in Auburn.

Armstrong has been working on his speed and it showed at Auburn's camp. "I improved my 40-time from a 5.0 to a 4.9 and I am pleased about that," he says.

"I also wanted to learn more pass moves, which is probably the weakest part of my game and that camp helped me with that."

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