Junior Lineman Stands Out at Auburn Camp

Watts Dantzler, a class of 2011 offensive line prospect, is receiving plenty of early attention.

Dalton, Ga.--Watts Dantzler hasn't even started his junior season, but is already attracting a good bit of attention from college coaches.

He attended Auburn's one-day Senior Football Camp in July and the 6-8, 291-pound offensive tackle says he enjoyed the session.

"It was fun," he says. "I got out there and ran some times and did some one-on-one drills."

Dantzler kept moving to the front of the line to get extra reps as he took on a variety of defensive linemen in pass protection drills. "I didn't think I did real well, but I wanted to get out there as much as I could and get better every time," he explains.

"I had foot surgery so I didn't do anything all of June," he notes. "I am just trying to get my timing and my footwork back to how it was before. The coaches knew that I was only about 85 or 90 percent. I just tried to do what I could do."

Dantzler doesn't have a scholarship offer yet from Auburn, but says he believes Coach Gene Chizik's staff is interested in the big junior from Dalton High School who has earlier offers from Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, North Carolina State, Clemson and Duke. He notes that he is getting recruiting letters from literally hundreds of different colleges.

Dantzler, who broke into the starting lineup as a ninth grader, says he doesn't have any favorites yet. "No, I am just trying to get as many offers as I can and I will narrow it down after that," he says.

An honor student who is also basketball player, he may hit one more camp this summer. "I went to Georgia about a month ago, but I just watched," he says. "I may head up to Duke for a day."

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