Big Defensive Lineman Visits Auburn's Campus

A report on a 2011 in-state football prospect who visited Auburn's Junior Day is featured.

Oxford, Ala.--Allen Carson, a big defensive lineman from Oxford High School, was on Auburn's campus on Saturday to check out a junior day for football prospects.

A 6-1, 313-pounder, who plays tackle and noseguard, Carson says, "We toured the facilities and I had a pretty good tour. We ate and watched practiced.

"I have been to a few other junior days," he says. "This one was good because I hadn't seen a college football full pads practice. It was really intense and up-tempo. I like the way they practice."

A prospect who started on the offensive line as a sophomore, he moved to defense last season and that is where he is going to play again after making 57 tackles with a pair of sacks last fall. "My goal this season is just to be a beast on the field," he says.

He played well enough as a junior to pick up early scholarship offers from SEC programs. "Tennessee and Kentucky are my two big ones and I am waiting to hear from the Auburn coaches about an offer," he says. "I grew up watching Auburn and Alabama.

"Coach (Tommy) Thigpen and Coach (Tracy) Rocker are recruiting me for Auburn," he adds. "I like those guys."

Allen Carson

Carson, who is 17-years-old, says he isn't sure how big he will be by the time he is ready for college football. "I still want to grow another inch or two," he says.

Last spring the lineman also threw the shot put for his school's track and field team. This year he is bypassing that and other sports. "I am going to be concentrating on football all year," he says.

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