WR Prospect McGriff Comments on Auburn Camp

This big receiver talks recruiting and about his recent trip to Auburn for camp.

Tampa, Fla.--The son of former MLB standout Fred McGriff, Jesuit standout wide receiver Erick McGriff is trying to make a name for himself in a different athletic endeavor as a wide receiver.

A talented athlete, McGriff was recently in Auburn for a football camp and he says he enjoyed his first trip to Auburn.

"It was real good," McGriff tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "We did a lot of one-on-ones and did a lot of good routes that we'll probably see in the future. My 40 was good and my vertical was good, everything was pretty good. I liked it.

"It was good for me," he adds. "It was my first time being in Alabama. It really opened my eyes to a lot. I definitely like it up there. It was just good overall. The quarterbacks were good. That helped out a lot. It was a lot of fun."

Auburn's Tommy Tuberville talks with Fred McGriff.

With Florida State, Georgia Tech, and Florida among his favorites, McGriff says at the moment Auburn has moved into the picture stronger for him after his visit over the weekend. He notes he plans to have his list narrowed down to a final group in the coming weeks.

"They definitely moved on up," McGriff says. "They are definitely in the top three right now out of the schools I'm looking at. Right now the others are Florida State, Kansas, Arkansas and a few others. I'll probably narrow things down towards the end of the summer."

A big, physical wide receiver who overcomes a lack of breakaway speed by showing good hands, McGriff had a solid camp at Auburn and caught the ball well. At 6-3, 190, he has the size many teams are looking for in a receiver. He says as he prepares for his senior year he's concentrating on several things to make him a better player in 2008.

"I'm just trying to learn, take what I can from each camp and put it into my season and help out my team," McGriff says. "Things are just busy right now. There are a lot of camps going on so it was good to be able to get out and learn some new things."


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