Big Wide Receiver Has Interest in Tigers

A rising senior football prospect from Georgia discusses his interest in Auburn and other subjects.

Atlanta, Ga.--A big and physical wide receiver who stands out in a crowd, Jarmon Fortson says recruiting is going well as he heads into the summer following his junior year at Carver High in Columbus, Ga.

Fortson participated in Saturday's Southeast Elite 150 Camp on the campus of Georgia Tech with prospects from the states of Georgia, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Louisiana.

"Recruiting is going fine," Fortson says. "A lot of colleges are offering the opportunity to get an education and play football for their program. I am just having fun with it right now."

College scouts were regular visitors to Carver to check him out in spring practices and he already has an impressive list of offers. "Of course, Auburn is one of those," he says. "I have offers from Louisville, Georgia, Clemson and Alabama and there other schools like Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and most of the SEC schools."

While recruiting is important, he notes, his focus going into his senior year is for his Carver High team to have a great season. "My goal is for our team to get a state championship and to work very hard to do it," he says. "I want to be a leader. We are going to have a very good team."

As a junior the wide receiver caught 673 yards in passes and scored nine touchdowns. He should have a chance to put up even bigger numbers this year with a talented senior quarterback throwing the ball his way.

"Deron Furr is a good quarterback," says Fortson. "He is a real good athlete, of course. He has a real good one-two punch. Defenders don't know if he is going to pass it or take off and run the football. He makes my job as a receiver easier because he puts the ball on the money all of the time."

Furr attended the camp in Atlanta with Fortson and was obviously one of the best athletes on the field. Both Fortson and Furr are planning to attend a seven on seven passing camp at Auburn in June. "I might also go to camps at Clemson and Georgia and may try to get to another one like South Carolina and Louisville," Fortson says.

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