Murphy High Receiver Impressive at Camp

A football recruiting report on a rising junior prospect, Solomon Patton, is featured.

Mobile, Ala.--One of the more impressive players at Auburn's July 12th Football Camp has a year and a half to go before he will be able to sign a football scholarship.

Solomon Patton, a rising junior wide receiver at Murphy High School with sprinter's speed, did a good job getting open and catching footballs at the one-day camp.

Patton notes that he ran back-to-back times of 4.42 and 4.44 for the 40-yard dash on the artificial turf at Auburn's practice fields.

"The camp went good," Patton tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I had to learn a few routes. He (AU receivers coach Greg Knox) was just telling me that I really need to practice on the press (coverage) coming off the line. I was messing up a little bit, but other than that I caught some good balls. I believe they like me."

Solomon Patton is shown during his sophomore season at Murphy High.

Patton, who notes that he is interested in the Tigers, says that his focus is preparing for preseason practices. "We've just been lifting weights getting ready for the season," he says. "McGill and Williamson are a couple of the tough teams on our schedule. Our first game is against Foley."

Patton, who says that he has a 2.9 grade point average, points out that the coaches gave him plenty of encouragement on his visit to Auburn. "They said they like that I'm fast, have good hands, can catch and that I have good speed after I catch the ball," he notes.

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