Prospect Makes The Rounds On Camp Circuit

A talented runner is expected to be one of top prospects in Southeast as a high school senior.

Jonesboro, Ga.--Tashard Choice has the kind of size, speed and track record to make it easy to safely forecast a strong senior season for the Lovejoy High School senior.

The 5-11, 195-pounder, with 4.53 speed in the 40 showed up well on the summer camp circuit during stops at Ole Miss, Vandy, Florida, Georgia Tech and Auburn. His visit to Auburn on July 20th was his final camp before Lovejoy started practice for the 2002 season. Choice was one of the more impressive players at the AU camp and says he is glad he made the drive to Auburn.

"I learned technique in one-on-one situations," he tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "It was an overall very good camp. I learned a lot and had a lot of fun. It is good to work against talented guys. You learn a lot that you can bring back to your own school."

Tashard Choice shows in his footwork carrying the football in a rope drill.

Choice says he has early scholarship offers from Penn State, Boston College, Duke, Tulane, Wake Forest, Vandy, Middle Tennessee State, Stanford and "a lot of little colleges." He says that Auburn, Maryland, Clemson, Florida, Miami, FSU and Alabama have also been recruiting him, but haven't offered yet.

A three-year starter, Choice says he totaled 1,200 yards of offense his sophomore season and scored a dozen touchdowns. Last year, he managed to score 19 times and totaled nearly 2,000 all-purpose yards rushing, receiving and on returns despite suffering a knee injury midway through his season.

Choice has recovered from that setback and is running well. If he has the type of season expected, his list of offers should continue to grow throughout his senior season.

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