Auburn Football Recruit Impressive

An Auburn football recruit talks about his summer plans.

Pace, Fla.--Unlike most prospects at last weekend's Auburn Junior-Senior Football Camp, Vance Smith had already done enough to impress the AU coaching staff to earn a scholarship offer.

Smith says he made the trip up to Auburn to get a chance to know the Auburn coaches even better and work on his skills.

After spending hours in the hot sun, Smith says the camp made one thing clear. "I have to get in better shape, I know that," he tells Inside the Auburn Tigers.

Despite his comment, the six-foot-four, 240-pound tight end was one of the most impressive athletes at the event. He showed good hands and the ability to run short, medium and deep pass patterns.

"This summer I am working on running routes, getting quicker and catching the ball," he says. "I want to get better at everything I do."

Smith says he plans to return to Auburn in July for another camp. Between now and then he says he plans to do both football and basketball workouts getting ready for his senior season at Pace High School.

Vance Smith got to do a variety of drills on the Auburn campus at a two-day football camp.

Although many athletes are still growing between their junior and season years, Smith notes that he is probably not going to be one of those guys. "I haven't grown since the 10th grade so I don't think I will grow anymore," he says.

Smith, who grew up a fan of the Tigers, committed to Auburn during the spring football game weekend. Asked if he feels content with his college destination, the tight end says, "I still feel good about my decision to come to Auburn."I got a chance to meet Drew (Auburn commitment Drew Cole) and other people so it was a really good experience."

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