QB Prospect Prospect Hoping for Early Start

State football champion quarterback DeRon Furr updates the recruiting process.

Columbus, Ga.--Quarterback DeRon Furr of Carver High School in Columbus says he hopes to enroll at Auburn University for the spring semester so he can work out with his college teammates during spring practice.

"We had this decision way back right before they played New Mexico State (in September)," Furr tells Inside the Auburn Tigers.

"It was my dad's and my mom's (suggestion)," Furr adds. "I feel good about it. I'll be able to practice with the spring and see where I'm actually at with the team, meet all of the players and get ahead of the game."

The semester at Auburn University began on Tuesday, the same day Furr submitted his application for early enrollment. He says that he hopes to soon find out his class schedule and living situation, and adds that he will be a Physical Education major. AU sources told Inside the Auburn Tigers that Furr must still get through the NCAA Clearinghouse and several other steps before he will eligible to enroll at Auburn, a process that is expected to take a minimum of three or four days.

"I have all of my test scores and I've passed all of the high school graduation tests that I need to pass," Furr notes.

Furr led his team, coached by former Auburn defensive back Dell McGee, to the Georgia AAA State Championship with come from behind victories in the semi-finals against Chamblee and versus Cairo in the finals. Teammate Jarmon Fortson, a receiver, is also an Auburn commitment.


Furr is shown running in a score in a dramatic comeback against Chamblee in the Georgia Dome in December.

With Blake Field announcing his intentions to transfer to Valdosta State for his senior season, Furr will join Kodi Burns, Neil Caudle and incoming junior college transfer Chris Todd this spring. Commitment Barrett Trotter is expected to join them in competition to claim Brandon Cox's old starting spot in the fall.

Furr committed to Auburn during the summer before his senior year and showed interest in other colleges in recent weeks, but says he is excited about his future in the offense after seeing Tony Franklin's system against Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Bowl win.

"I like the spread offense," Furr notes. "It's going to work to my advantage because I'm an athletic quarterback and I'll be able to run and use my legs."


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