Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville talks to Hoover High head coach Rush Propst on Sunday at Auburn's football practice. Two of Propst's players off his 2006 team, offensive lineman Ryan Pugh and defensive lineman Josh Chapman, have verbally committed to sign with Auburn in February. Hoover is ranked No. 1 nationally in a preseason high school football poll.
Junior defensive end Quentin Groves won praise from Tuberville after Sunday's practice for his leadership so far this preseason.
Senior tight end Cole Bennett makes a catch in Sunday's practice. He is projected to start for the Tigers.
Defensive line coach Don Dunn makes a point to freshman Byron Isom (58). Other players pictured include freshman Mike Blanc (93), freshman Bart Eddins (96), junior Tez Doolittle (99), redshirt freshman Sen'Derrick Marks (94) and junior Josh Thompson (97).
Smith shows his wide receiver skills by stretching out to make a catch.
Wide receiver coach Greg Knox gives Smith a high five for his effort and catch.
True freshman tailback Mario Fannin has shown good speed in early workouts this August.
True freshman quarterback Neil Caudle throws a pass in his first week of college practice.