Usher Shines At Auburn Scout Camp

This talented defensive back talks about his performance at the Scout.com Camp in Auburn and the recruiting process.

Auburn, Ala.--Sunday's Scout.com/Under Armour Elite Camp at Auburn University was a time for the best of the best to compete against each other in an attempt to become the man at their respective positions. Normally that means players that have dozens of scholarship offers from schools all over the country, but not for Meridian (Miss.) defensive back Khairi Usher.

One of the top defensive backs in Mobile at the first Under Armour Combine, Usher continued his strong play as he was easily one of the top defensive backs in attendance out of a group of very talented players on Sunday. With Dre Kirkpatrick headlining a strong group, it didn't take long for Usher to rise to the top of the group right behind Kirkpatrick.

"I think it went well," Usher tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I started off in one-on-one's bad, but the rest was good. In seven-on-seven I think I did real good. I learned some new techniques on my 40. Running through the ladders made me better. I think everything went good.

"I feel like if the attention is not on me when I come then it should be when I leave," he adds. "It's the same way when I face a big receiver. I look at it all the same way."

A 5-10, 181-pounder that is not blessed with blazing speed, but is plenty fast enough to get the job done, Usher relies on his near-perfect technique to make play after play in individual drills and in team play. As a junior for Meridian he had six interceptions and was one of the top underclassmen in Mississippi, but to this point his play hasn't parlayed into an offer from anyone.

"I'm still waiting," Usher says. "It's getting kind of irritating. A lot of schools are talking about offering me, but none have offered yet. I'm hearing from Southern Miss, Memphis, Auburn, Mississippi State, Stanford, Duke and a couple more I can't think of."

A solid student with better than a 2.5 GPA and already a 17 on his ACT, Usher says that at the moment two schools stand out to him and he's hoping to get an offer from one or both in the coming weeks and months.

"My favorites are Auburn and Mississippi State," Usher says. "I just like the atmosphere at Auburn and also the coaches."

Usher will have a busy summer as he plans to take in a load of camps along with several teammates. "I'm going to Auburn, Mississippi State, Ohio State, Boston College, probably Duke and a couple more."


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