Versatile Football Prospect Impressed at AU

A high school senior dicusses his recruiting trip to check out the Auburn campus.

McCalla, Ala.--Marcus Jemison says he liked what he saw on his official visit to Auburn over the weekend.

Jemison, who did about everything at McAdory High School games last season except take up tickets and play in the band, is expected to compete for playing time at safety as an Auburn Tiger.

He should arrive on campus with the physical tools to get a serious look. Up to 205 pounds on his six-foot-two frame, he has added 30 pounds of muscle in the past year and has developed a reputation as a physical player, notes McAdory head coach David Powell.

A standout at quarterback and on special teams in addition to defense where he intercepted 11 passes his last three seasons, Jemison was recruited by some colleges as a option QB. However, for the Tigers the plans are to play at safety.

"I had a great time on my visit to Auburn," Jemison tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "Jerraud Powers was my host. He showed me a good time. He showed me how it will be when I come down to Auburn." Noting that his official visit made him feel good about his decision to play for Coach Tommy Tuberville's Tigers, Jemison says he likes what he heard about the program from current players. "The players on the team bond," he says. "Everybody gets along and everybody hangs out together. It is all for one and one for all."
Click here for the full list of official visitors. Below is a list of other recruits to talk with Inside the Auburn Tigers about their visits this weekend. Click on their names for the reports.

Philip Pierre-Louis
Christian Thompson
Jarmon Fortson
Freddie Smooth
LaRon Byrd
Jomarcus Savage
Eric Smith
Robert Quinn
Burton Scott
William Green
Vance Smith
Reggie Hunt
Drew Cole


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