Football Camp Standout Interested in Tigers

A visitor to an Auburn football camp talks about his interest in Gene Chizik's Tigers and other subjects.

Oxford, Ala.--Rising senior Dimitri Orr stood out in several ways last weekend at Auburn's two-day Senior Football Camp.

At six-foot-six, 240-pounds, he was one of the larger campers at the event. He was also one of the more talented players at the session and went home with the most valuable defensive lineman award presented by the Auburn coaches.

"Winning the award means a lot to me," Orr tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "It shows me that I am improving and I am kicking it into another gear going into my senior season."

His junior year at Oxford High wasn't exactly shabby. The defensive end says he made 82 solo tackles with 20 assists and eight sacks. He earned all-county and all-area honors.

In basketball, a sport in which he has participated on the varsity since he was in the eighth grade, Orr notes he averaged 20 points and 14 rebounds as a junior.

"The Auburn camp was a lot of fun," he says of the two-day event. "It is always fun to get an opportunity to learn from coaches like the ones at Auburn."

Orr says he has scholarship offers from Arkansas and Vanderbilt and is hoping to add one from Auburn. "I think the Tigers are looking to offer me," he says. "I think their interest is up after the camp."

"I am very athletic and I am looking to pick up a lot of weight," Orr says, describing himself as a prospect. "I can really play any position on defense."

Orr, who is 17 years old, notes that he is still growing. "I think I will probably be around six-foot-seven or six-foot-eight and I am looking to get up to around 270 pounds to 280 and still keep my athleticism," he says.

The rising senior says he believes one of the reasons that Auburn is interested is that he ran a 4.8 40 at the camp and had a vertical jump of 32 inches. "My best 40-yard dash time is 4.76," he says. "Coach (Tommy) Thigpen and Coach (Tracy) Rocker are recruiting me for Auburn. I definitely like those guys."

Commenting on his goals for his senior season, Orr says, "I am looking to improve on my stats and I am also looking to get on the honor roll."

If he has the chance to play football or basketball in college, Orr says it won't be a tough choice. "I like football best," he points out. "I love contact."

When he gets to college, he says he would like to major in something like sports and fitness management. Asked if he has a favorite college, the big rising senior says, "Probably Auburn."

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