DB Prospect Eager to Prove a Point

A prospect for the 2009 football signee class discusses his interest in the Auburn Tigers.

Columbus, Ga.--Ryan Campbell showed excellent coverage skills at the Under Armour Scout.com Southeast Elite Football Camp in Auburn. The cornerback plans to return to the Auburn campus this summer to show those same skills with Tiger coaches watching.

A 6-0, 167-pounder with plenty of quickness from Shaw High School, he is receiving recruiting attention from a variety of colleges, but not Auburn. However, he is hoping Tommy Tuberville's Tigers will show interest, too.

"I'm hearing from South Carolina, Clemson, Georgia, Marshall, LSU and Alabama," he says.

"I'll probably go to Clemson, South Carolina, Boston College, LSU and Auburn," he says of his summer football camp schedule.

"I'm coming back to the Auburn camp because I feel I have a point to prove," Campbell says. "Last year I was young, in 10th grade, and thrown in the fire so I feel like I have developed as a player and defensive back. I feel like it's my job to come back to Auburn and show them what I'm about."

Ryan Campbell

Commenting on the camp in Auburn last week that featured talented prospects from across the Southeast, he says, "I learned a lot. I worked hard and competing with the best athletes is always going to make you better. I feel like there were a lot of athletes out there who put me to the test. Being surrounded by a lot of talent at DB also motivated me."

Campbell says he has been working out with fellow teammates since February preparing for spring training, which is starting this week.


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