Dual-Sport Prospect Visits Auburn

Reggie Ragland, a class of 2012 football and basketball prospect, made the drive to Auburn to check out the Tigers.

Madison, Ala.--Although he is just wrapping up his sophomore academic year at Bob Jones High School, Reggie Ragland is already a well known athlete in north Alabama.

A prospect to watch in both football and basketball, he has an early scholarship offer in football from Auburn and says he is being recruited by the Tigers in basketball, too.

On Sunday he made a one-day trip to the Auburn with his high school teammate, standout wide receiver Collins Moore, to visit the campus along with Coach Gene Chizik and his assistant coaches.

"The visit went real well," he says. "I like how the people and all of the coaches there are real down to earth.

"After my visit I am really interested in Auburn," says Ragland, who is being recruited by AU assistant coach Phillip Lolley. "The coaches told me they want me to come down with my dad next time and they are going to try to work something out so I can play football and basketball at the same time."

Bob Jones won the 6A state basketball title this past season even though Ragland was sidelined by an ankle injury he is still recovering from. "I was able to play in the semi-final game and the championship game," he notes. "The day before the semi-final game I was released to play. I did some agility drills and they taped it up good and I went out and played."

The Bob Jones football team, which was 11-2 last season, finished spring drills with a 37-7 victory over Blackmun High from Murfreesboro, Tenn., High on Friday night. Ragland couldn't play in the game. "I had to do walk-throughs this spring because of my ankle," he says. "It is about 90 percent back.

"I am working on getting back my muscle and my speed so I can move like I did before I got hurt," he adds.

Currently 6-3 1/2, 245 pounds, he says that he believes he is still growing and might get to around six-foot-five. He says that right now that he is leaning toward playing football in college. "It depends on how much taller I get," he says. "I think linebacker is my position because I am the prototype linebacker with my size."

Ragland plans to return to Auburn in the coming months. "I am going to try to go to the Nike Combine in Tuscaloosa this week," he says. "I am going to attend summer football camps at Auburn and Alabama."


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