Junior Shines at Auburn MVP Football Camp

McComb High's Deonte Evans is a prospect to watch for the next two seasons.

McComb, Miss.--One of the more impressive participants at the Auburn MVP Camp for football prospects will just be a junior this fall.

Deonte Evans, a 5-11 1/2, 187 pound tailback and safety, was named the top running back at the camp that featured prospects from across the southeast.

"I have been starting since I was in the ninth grade," Evans says. "I had to move up (to the varsity) when one of our starting safeties went down.

"I played defense last year, too, but this year I will be starting both ways," says the class of 2012 prospect from McComb High School.

Asked whether he prefers to play offense or defense in college, Evans says he could see himself playing on either side of the football at the next level depending on where he attends college.

This summer Evans says he is working on improving his speed. "I ran a 4.50 (at the Auburn MVP Camp) and I have got to get faster," he says. "I am working to get better at everything.

A player who just turned 16-years-old in April, he has plenty of time to work on improving his quickness. He is also likely to get bigger by the time he is ready for college. "I am still growing," he points out.

Evans says that his favorite college team to follow has been Tennessee because the Vols featured his favorite player, Eric Berry, who will be trying to play professional football after being drafted this year by the Kansas City Chiefs this past spring.

Evans showed excellent cutting ability at the Auburn MVP Camp. He also showed he is an excellent receiver as he consistently beat coverage and caught the football in one-on-one passing drills. He notes that he enjoyed the camp. "I felt like I had a great day," he says. "I was just having fun and doing my thing."

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