Big Receiver Enjoys Visit to Auburn

This big wide receiver talks about his recent experience at an Auburn summer football camp.

Leesville, La.--This time of the year is when prospects on the outside looking in try to make a name for themselves at college football camps all across the country. One of the guys attempting to do just that is big wide receiver Jeron Hamm.

At 6-3, 200 with good but not great speed, Hamm is a physical player who is making the camp circuit this summer hoping to increase interest from college coaches heading into his senior year.

Currently holding just one offer from Louisiana-Monroe with Tulane also close to offering according to Hamm, he visited Auburn last weekend for a camp to try to get himself on the Tigers' radar. He says he hopes his performance got him a longer look from the Auburn coaching staff and he enjoyed his trip to the Plains.

"I had never been to Auburn before, but my family is from Columbus (Ga.) so that's where they want me to go...I feel like I was one of the better receivers at the camp. I think I helped myself.

"It was good," Hamm adds of his visit to the AU camp. "I learned a lot of stuff. I like the coaching staff. I learned everything about receiver. There were some good quarterbacks and I caught a couple of balls. They made me look good."

A teammate of Auburn signee Travante Stallworth at Leesville, Hamm says he's heard about the program from him and he knows his former quarterback is excited about getting to Auburn to play wide receiver.

"He loves it there," Hamm says. "He's got the carpet in his car of the Auburn Tigers. It would be cool to go there with people I know and family not too far away. I like it there."

The trip wasn't just about football for Hamm as he also had the chance to tour the campus and check out the facilities. He notes he liked everything about the visit and hopes to get back to Auburn in the fall for a game.

"I walked around campus and I love it," Hamm says. "The coaching staff is great and everything is fun. I like what they are teaching and how they teach. They don't play with you. You're going to be the best if you go there."

Playing for a team that featured Stallworth at quarterback and LSU signee Michael Ford at running back, there wasn't a whole lot of action for the wide receivers in 2008. Hamm caught just eight passes for a little over 200 yards and a pair of touchdown as a junior, but hopes to significantly increase those totals as a senior.

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