Exciting Young Prospect Likes Tigers

There was a large turnout of high school players for a one-day football camp at Auburn University over the weekend. One of the largest players there was one of the most impressive visitors and he discusses his interest in the Tigers.

Louisville, Ga.--Big A.J. Harmon, a two-way standout from Jefferson County High School, hasn't even started his junior season, but is high on Auburn University's football recruiting radar.

His coach, former Auburn player Damien Postell, says that the Tigers will give the lineman an official offer in September and have already made it known they want to sign the big guy. Postell also says that whoever signs Harmon will be getting a quality player and person.

Harmon visited Auburn for the A-Day spring football game and was back on the AU campus on Saturday to show what he could do at a one-day camp for prospects. Although most of the nearly 500 prospects and suspects there will be seniors this year, Harmon was obviously one of the most talented at the camp.

A.J. Harmon, in red, competes in a one-on-one drill at Auburn's camp.

"I know that I will be getting offers from Auburn University and Clemsons in September," Harmon tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I love Auburn. I like them more than Georgia. I am not trying to down Georgia or anything though, but sometimes it is better to go off to college away from home."

At the Scout.com in Atlanta, where many observers were very surprised the big guy was just a sophomore earlier this year, he was one of the most impressive performers at the all-day session. He measured 6-4, 303 pounds and excelled in drills like he did at Auburn on Saturday where he measured 6-4, 317.

"I want to get my weight down a little, but how quick I was moving in the drills at Auburn I am satisfied with it," he says.

Harmon broke into the starting lineup as a freshman and plays defensive end and tackle along with offensive right tackle. He notes that Auburn and Clemson are recruiting him for either side of the ball. "They told me if I decide to play defense, I need to drop my weight. It really doesn't matter to me. I would love to play either one."

A starter on the basketball team at center, he also throws the shot put and discus for the track team.




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