In-State Prospect Interested in Auburn

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Centre, Ala.--Desmond Brown is receiving plenty of attention from college coaches, but the rising senior at Cherokee County High School says he hopes the interest picks up on the home front.

"I haven't heard much from the Auburn coaches lately, but I would love to," Brown tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "Recruiting is going great though."

Commenting on how many scholarship offers he has, Brown says, "I am not even counting them, but I can tell you a few of them--South Carolina, Arkansas, Mississippi State has one coming, Tennessee, Southern Miss, Middle Tennessee, Louisville. It's pretty good right now. It keeps picking up as the summer goes along.

"Right now I am not planning to go to any more summer camps but I don't know about that because the more I go to the more offers I tend to pick up," Brown says.

Whether he goes to more camps or stays home, his schedule includes a heavy dose of football training.

"I am trying to improve my speed," Brown says. "You can't ever be too fast to play in the SEC or any Division I school. At the same time I am trying to improve my technique and get stronger, too.

"At the Tennessee camp I worked at cornerback even though I am a safety and that really helped me out. I think that is why I got an offer. Coach Monte (defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin) came over and talked to me and said he had never seen a safety move as fast as I did."

Brown says his fastest 40-yard dash times are a "4.48 and a 4.49 I ran at the Alabama camp." As is the case with Auburn, the other in-state SEC program hasn't offered a scholarship either.

Brown says he currently is 6-0, 195 and notes he is having a growth spurt. "When I came to Alabama last year during the football season I was just 175 so I have put on 20 pounds by running, lifting and playing football games."

Desmond Brown

The rising senior is expected to be a part of one of the stronger high school teams in the state again this year at Cherokee County. His team won a recent seven-on-seven team passing camp held at the University of Alabama's campus in Tuscaloosa.

"No doubt about it, we are going to have a really good team," he contends. "We have a lot of players from last year coming back."

Brown says that Auburn defensive backs coach Phillip Lolley and another Auburn coach school stopped by to watch him play in the spring. "When I lived in Georgia, Auburn recruited me real hard," he notes. "Coach (Don) Dunn was recruiting me for Auburn, but I don't think he is there anymore." Dunn wasn't retained on Gene Chizik's staff. He turned down chances to coach at other colleges because he wanted to stay in the Auburn area and will be coaching the defensive line at Auburn High this year.

"I came down and visited Auburn when I was a junior living in Georgia," Brown adds. "My recruiting is picking up and I am hearing from a lot of schools and I would really like to talk to Auburn."



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