Elite Camp Standout High on the Auburn Tigers

Talented tailback Demond Dennis discusses recruiting and other subjects in this report.

Atlanta, Ga.--Running back Demond Dennis showed the quick feet and athleticism at the Under Armour Scout.com Southeast Elite Camp that have earned him a scholarship offer from the Auburn Tigers.

The 5-11, 185-pounder from Carver High School participated in the event that included instructions in a variety of technical aspects of playing football as well as drills and competition with and against top prospects from across the region.

"I am trying to improve my footwork and get quicker for my senior season," says Dennis, who performed well in drills designed for that exact purpose. "I enjoyed the camp and I learned a lot from it. I met a lot of good athletes out there.

"My favorite drill was the one with the cones, where we ran up and circled around them and went to the next set of cones," he adds. "I liked that the most because of how much it helped my footwork."

Demond Dennis runs a drill on Sunday in Auburn at the Under Armour Scout.com Southeast Elite Camp.

If he gets any quicker for his senior season, opposing teams need to beware because he rushed for 1,601 yards and 13 touchdowns last fall. He helped Carver advance to the third round of the state playoffs.

"We are going to have a good team again this year," he predicts. "We have a lot of Division I prospects coming back."

Dennis notes that his team's offensive line will return this fall, which is a good thing for the running back who will concentrate on one position as a senior. "This year I am just going to play offense," he says. "Last year I played cornerback, too. I had four interceptions and 25 tackles."

The Carver standout planned to visit Auburn last week and meet with Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville and assistant Terry Price, who is recruiting Dennis for the Tigers. That meeting will have to be rescheduled because of a conflict schedule conflict.

Dennis was in Auburn on Sunday to participate in the elite camp, however, Auburn's coaches, due to NCAA rules, couldn't watch Dennis and the other players at the event.

"Auburn is one of my favorites," says Dennis, who is also considering AU's in-state rival, Alabama. "I like Florida, Central Florida and Georgia Tech."

The running back says he has a best time of 4.49 in the 40 and is using his speed as a member of the Carver High track team. "They told me they needed me on the 4x100 so I am doing that," says Dennis, a versatile athlete who also pitches, plays center field and catches for Carver's baseball team.

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