Tuitt Can Do It at Defensive End

Auburn is one of the favorites for a talented defensive end prospect from Georgia.

Monroe, Ga.--There were plenty of impressive prospects at the MVP Football Camp in Atlanta on Friday. One of the most impressive players there at any position was Stephon Tuitt, who showed excellent quickness for a tall defensive end.

Tuitt measured in at 6-6, 253 pounds and was a standout in the one-on-one drills and won an award as a top performer at the event that drew prospects from across the southeast.

"I had a great time at the camp and it was really competitive," he says. "I came out ready to be competitive and give myself more experience and get better at the same time."

A prospect who has plenty of offers, he has a favorite five list for his college choice. "Some of the schools I like are Georgia, Florida, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame and Auburn," he says. "Those are my top five."

Stephon Tuitt

Tuitt, who also plays center in basketball for Monroe High, is being recruited in that sport, but says that football will be his ticket to college. "Football is my best sport," he notes.

Grades shouldn't be a problem for the cat-quick defensive end. ‘I have a 3.5 GPA," he says. "I am interesting in majoring in sports management or aerospace engineering."

Tuitt says he plans to visit a variety of colleges on the summer camp circuit as he looks to get a feel on where he wants to go to college. At the same time, he is looking to improve his technique.

"I am trying to get better with my hand placement and footwork," he says.

Colleges are already impressed with the big defensive end. If he continues to grow as projected, they will likely be even more interested. "I am still growing," he says. "They expect me to get to 6-7, 280 to 285 pounds."

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