Among the approximately 400 prospects attending from across the Southeast, few performed as well as the 6-2, 175-pounder who was Louisiana's Class 2A Most Valuable Defensive Player of the Year last fall as a junior at Clinton High School. He had a monster year on defense with 70 tackles with 16 interceptions, including three he returned for touchdowns.
Waggner wasn't too shabby on offense either as he added 41 catches for 750 yards and 13 touchdowns as a wide receiver.
The defensive back says he is glad he made the trip up to the Auburn campus to check out the Tigers. Auburn is one of the colleges which has offered him a scholarship. "I learned a lot at the camp," Waggner notes. "Coming into the camp, I didn't know too much about corner because I have only played that position for one year. Being out there with Coach (Will) Muschamp, I learned a lot about kick-slides and one-hand jams." Muschamp is Auburn's secondary coach and defensive coordinator.
The rising junior says his trip to Auburn confirmed his interest in the Tigers. "I love it at Auburn and I plan to get back there for the season opener. I can't wait."
Waggner points out that he was encouraged that the coaches showed a lot of interest in him at the one-day camp. "That felt good and Coach Muschamp told me that he better see me again."
Waggner (left) jams a receiver in a one-on-one drill.
In addition to Auburn, Waggner has early offers from Minnesota, Tulane, Southern Miss and Louisiana Tech. The defensive back says he plans to attend one more camp this summer at Louisiana Tech before getting back to school and his senior season at Clinton High, where he is a three-sport athlete who also competes in basketball and track.
"There was a lot of competition at the Auburn camp," says Waggner, who notes that a six-foot-six wide receiver from Ocean Springs, Miss., really got his attention. "I don't know all of their names, but I know they had DeAndre Brown out there. He is a really good player. I think I did pretty well against him. There were a lot of good receivers at the camp."