Speedy Quarterback Says Tigers Are His Leader

This talented quarterback prospect just returned from a trip to Rutgers and talks about his recruiting to this point.

Miami, Fla.--One of the top quarterback prospects in Florida says that the Auburn Tigers are the team to beat for his services. After a visit to Rutgers over the weekend, Courtney Denson says Coach Tommy Tuberville and his program are his favorites at the moment. He will announce his decision on signing day Feb. 5.

"Auburn is my leader," Denson tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "They have a good football team and a good school. I know a couple of guys on the team so that helps. They are also closer to Florida than the other schools."

Courtney Denson

A verbal commitment at one time to Coach Frank Beamer and the Virginia Tech Hokies, Denson says that's no longer the case. After visiting Rutgers and Nebraska in addition to Auburn, he notes that both have moved ahead of Virginia Tech.

"I'm not looking at Virginia Tech anymore," Denson says. "Rutgers and Nebraska are the other schools I'm considering. I'm also visiting South Florida beginning Friday."

Taking the trip to New Jersey to see Rutgers with teammate Marcus Daniels, who is expected to commit to the Scarlet Knights, Denson notes that he liked what he saw out of Coach Greg Schiano's team on the visit.

"I went to Rutgers," Denson says of his latest trip. "It was nice. It's a good school to get a degree from. They have some good players there coming up this year. I think it's going to be a turnaround program."

Denson put the wraps on his high school career with a solid performance in the annual Dade-Broward All-Star game last week. Despite playing just a little of the first quarter and the last 50 seconds of the game, he finished with 106 yards rushing on just six carries and also passed for 55 yards and one touchdown in a 26-16 loss.

A two-year starter, the 6-0, 185 quarterback with 4.46 speed in the 40-yard dash has been a dominant player the last two seasons for Central. With 3,700 yards passing and 1,100 yards rushing to go along with 54 touchdowns in just two years, it's no wonder that Denson has quickly become one of the most sough-after quarterbacks in the South of late.


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