Top CB Feeling Connected With Tigers

Branden Smith talks about his Auburn football camp experience.

Atlanta, Ga.–Athlete Branden Smith of Booker T. Washington in Atlanta did not originally plan to participate at the Auburn two-camp on Saturday and Sunday. However, he did in fact compete with the other 450 or so campers and he put on a show with his 4.4 speed at both cornerback and receiver.

"I think I did real good," Smith tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "The (Auburn) coaches loved me at receiver and corner, so right now I don't know which one I would play. I've just got to see what's going on."

Smith worked with the corners on Saturday and split time on Sunday morning.

"They wanted me to go both ways," he says. "Right now anything is possible. I just want to help the team and win.

"It's hard to say which I'm better at right now because I'm good at both, and I still have a little bit of learning to do at both of them," he adds. "I learned a lot from the coaches. I came out here and started jamming and it was time for me to show out."

Smith is rated a four-star prospect and the #10 cornerback in the country by Scout.com, and has offers from just about every major program in the Southeast. Auburn is one of many schools that Smith is considering and he adds that the coaches are letting their interest be known.

"They're ready for me to commit, but I'm not ready yet," Smith notes. "Right now I'm still trying to get to know the coaches. I think I had that good connection with them the last couple of days and I'm trying to just go on with the schedule. I'm still open to everybody and anything's possible. I'm still thinking about what official visits I'm going to take.

"Right now I'm looking at a lot of schools trying to get to know the coaches and the coaches to know me," he continues. "I'm just trying to get that little connection with the coaches and players right now. I felt that connection with them (the AU coaches) and I know they felt that connection with me."


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