Camp Standout Gets Auburn Offer

This Peach State speedster talks about his newest offer from the Auburn Tigers.

Suwanee, Ga.--Camps can often be just the ticket for a prospect hoping to get a scholarship offer from a college. That is what happened for Peachtree Ridge speedster Bradley Roby as his team's appearance in Auburn's seven-on-seven team passing came this weekend gave him the opportunity to showcase his ability to the Tigers' coaches.

Apparently they liked what they saw from Roby as he was offered by Auburn after performing impressively at the cornerback position. He was also productive as a receiver as Peachtree Ridge defeated John Carroll High School in the finals of the team passing camp.

At 6-0, 175 pounds with a timed 4.34 in the 40-yard dash, 10.7 in the 100 meters and 48 seconds in the 400, Roby has all the tools to be successful at the cornerback position after playing mostly wide receiver as a junior. He says getting an offer from the Tigers only added to what was already a great weekend.

"I have nine offers right now," Roby tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "Auburn, Ole Miss, Maryland, Indiana, Purdue, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, South Carolina and West Virginia have offered me. It's pretty spread out.

"I'm really excited about getting an offer from Auburn," he adds. "I really like Auburn. I look forward to going there every year (to football camp) because it's Auburn. It's SEC football so I look forward to that. It puts the icing on the cake this weekend."

Bradley Robey is shown at the Auburn camp.

While the camp is the main focus for Roby and his teammates, they also had a chance to see the campus and check out Auburn's facilities and the town. Roby says that's just one of the things he liked about the weekend in addition to learning more about Gene Chizik and the new coaching staff.

"I don't know much about them yet," Roby says. "I have a good feeling about them. They seem to know what they are doing. That's a good thing. Auburn is a great school so, of course, they're going to be good."

As a junior Roby helped Peachtree Ridge advance to the state championship game as a wide receiver by catching 30 passes for more than 500 yards despite missing four games with a broken collarbone. He says this year the coaches came to him and told him they needed him on defense. That move has proven to be a blessing in disguise Roby says.

"It has been really good," Roby says. "I barely played defense, even when I was younger. I've always played receiver. My coach told me this year they really needed me at corner so I tried it out and all the coaches loved me there. I'm fast and I can cover and catch because I'm a receiver. I'm interested in playing receiver and defensive back."

One of the top performers at the passing camp, Roby was a standout on offense and defense for Peachtree Ridge. He says that's just the way he likes to approach things and he's hoping it leads to another run in the playoffs as a senior.

"It's a lot of fun," Roby says of the passing camp. "I love to compete. We want to win and we want to win state. Everything we do we try to win and go full speed. We're just competing."



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