Defensive Back Getting a Look From Tigers

A report on an in-state football prospect is featured.

Troy, Ala.--Last summer a relatively unknown prospect from Charles Henderson High School showed up well at an Auburn University football camp and eventually landed a scholarship offer from Coach Tommy Tuberville.

The Tigers signed defensive back Zaccheus Etheridge, who began practice at Auburn earlier this month.

Etheridge's teammate in the secondary last season, Harrison Bryant, was one of the more impressive prospects at Auburn's two-day football camp. He also did well at another AU camp and was back in August to check out the Tigers at their first Saturday preseason practice.

The 6-1, 195-pounder showed excellent man to man coverage skills going against a variety of wide receivers from across the southeast while camping at Auburn.

Harrison Bryant is shown at a summer camp.

Bryant notes the experience of competing against talented athletes from a variety of high schools was a positive one for him. "I got a lot out of the camp working on cover one and cover two and I believe I got better," he tells Inside the Auburn Tigers.

Bryant, who received his first SEC offer from the University of Kentucky, notes that he is interested in the Tigers. "I like Auburn," he says. "It is real close. It's not too far away. I have a couple of guys who used to play with me will be students at Auburn."

Bryant, who plays strong safety and free safety on defense, is a running back on offense.

The defensive back notes that he got to talk to Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville while camping at AU. He says the coach told the senior that the Tigers will be checking him out this fall.

Bryant says he won't have any problems qualifying academically and is a two-sport athlete who qualified for the state meet in the 110 and 300 hurdles.


2006 Inside the Auburn Tigers Auburn Football Guide


Inside The AU Tigers Top Stories