Ranked as the number 18 wide receiver in the country and a four-star prospect by Scout.com, Vigor's Burton Scott originally planned to visit with long-time friend and former Vigor teammate Sen'Derrick Marks and just watch Saturday's Auburn camp, but instead he worked out on both sides of the ball at wide receiver and defensive back.
"I had fun at camp," Scott says. "I was going out there just to watch, but I just felt like working out. I haven't worked out everywhere, but I'm just competitive. I like to get out there and play."
Scott snares a pass while working with the wide receivers.
While most colleges are recruiting the high school quarterback as a wide receiver, Scott is also being recruited as a defensive back capable of playing either cornerback or safety. That is where he looked most at home on Saturday as he showed the ability to turn and run with wide receivers and also had a knack for being around the ball. He says he enjoyed the day and especially the tips he got from defensive coordinator Will Muschamp and the defensive coaches at the camp.
"I learned a lot," Scott says. "They taught me a few things that I didn't know before at defensive back. That helped me a lot."
With dozens of offers from around the country, Scott says he's still open, but has Auburn as one of his final choices along with Alabama, Florida and USC. Others such as LSU, Florida State and Miami are also in the running. Coming into the camp Auburn was thought to be fourth on his list behind the Crimson tide, Gators and Trojans but Scott says the Tigers made up some ground following the visit.
"It was a good experience for me," Scott says. "Auburn helped itself, but I'm still pretty open at the moment."
Scott says he plans to visit Alabama on July 22 with a trip to Florida State also in the works for later in the month.