Speedy Wide Receiver Gets Auburn Offer

One of Alabama's fastest players showed his stuff at Auburn's Senior Camp and parlayed that into an offer from the Tigers.

Many times a player makes a strong impression at a summer football camp and that turns into an offer from a school. Sunday that was the case with Williamson High wide receiver LaVoyd James as his performance at Auburn's Senior Camp got him exactly what he's been waiting for.

"It went very well," James tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I got my offer from Auburn. That feels good. I think I helped myself with my route running the last two days. Coach (Tommy) Tuberville told me I had an offer. That's pretty cool."

Holding offers from South Alabama, Marshall, Mississippi State, and Ole Miss going into the weekend, James says there is no doubt in his mind that he's got a favorite at the moment and it's the Tigers.

"Right now it's Auburn," James says. "I think I might go to Auburn. I'm thinking about committing. I'll just have to see what happens. I'm thinking about doing something later on this week, maybe by this weekend."

A 5-10, 180 speedster that is a teammate of current Auburn commitment Terrence Coleman, James went to the Auburn camp with something to prove and he did just that. Making play after play at wide receiver, James also showed the coaches his ability to hit the home run with his outstanding speed.

Timed at 4.45 seconds this year with a 4.1 short shuttle time, James says he recently finished fifth in the Class 6A 100 meters at the state track meet. With ties to Auburn and a familiarity with the coaching staff, he notes it makes the Tigers a comfortable fit.

"It is big for me," James says. "I want to go somewhere where I know people."

Soon to be a three-year starter for the Lions, James had a huge junior year at wide receiver with 53 receptions for 780 yards and 18 touchdowns. This year he says he'll have even more responsibility as a kick and punt returner in addition to his duties on offense.

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