Offensive Lineman Makes Impression At AU Camp

One of the top linemen in Georgia talks recruiting and about his recent visit to an Auburn camp.

Newnan, Ga.--Often a player goes to a summer camp and out of nowhere becomes one to watch for during his senior season. In Auburn earlier this month one of the players who caught the eyes of everyone was offensive lineman Raymond Beno.

A 6-2, 280-pounder with good feet and a bit of a mean streak on the field, Beno was among the top offensive linemen at Auburn's two-day senior camp. Showing the ability to move his feet and make adjustments on the fly, Beno says the camp was good for him in his quest to continue improving.

"The camp experience was pretty good," Beno tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "We got a lot of repetitions in. I learned some new stuff. It was great all around."

Currently with 11 offers, including Army, Navy and the Air Force, Georgia Southern, Wake Forest, Troy and Southern Miss, Beno is not an unknown, but hasn't garnered the attention from SEC programs to the point of an offer. He says he's hoping that will change after his performance in Auburn.

"I have a lot of mail coming in from other schools," Beno says. "Right now I'm just playing it out. I feel like I made an impression on Auburn.

"Coach (Hugh) Nall told me he liked the way in competed," he adds. "He said he liked what he saw, liked how I competed and how tough I am."

A three-year starter for Coach Robert Herring at Newnan, Beno is one of the strongest players in the South in 2008. With a bench press of 425 pounds, a squat of 545 pounds and a power clean of 315 pounds, Beno should have no problems adjusting to the physical side of the game on the college level.

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