Multi-Sport Prospect to Camp at Auburn

Jamal Golden updates his recruiting and talks about his interest in the Auburn football Tigers.

Wetumpka, Ala.--One of the more interesting in-state prospects for the 2011 signee class is multi-sport standout Jamal Golden, who will be changing gears this week to participate in a pair of in-state football camps as part of a summer sports schedule filled with baseball.

Golden, a 6-0, 185-pound football, baseball and basketball standout at Wetumpka High School, says, "Recruiting is going pretty good. I am being recruited heavily for both baseball and football."

Most of his summer has been spent concentrating on baseball, but he will hit the football camp circuit this week. "Auburn is recruiting me in both football and baseball," he says. "I know I am going to their football camp on Saturday.

"Auburn will be my first football camp this summer," Golden says. "Then I am going up to Bama the day after."

Asked which sport he prefers, Golden says, "I like baseball the best, but football is pretty interesting, too."

On Friday nights he plays quarterback for the Wetumpka High School Indians, but has the versatility to line up at other positions. "It doesn't matter to me where I play," he says. "I like all positions except for on the line."

He also plays more than one position in baseball. "I am a center fielder and I play shortstop and second, too, but I am primarily a center fielder," Golden says.

The prospect notes that he is encouraged by how he has performed at the baseball showcase events. "Those have been going real well,"?he says "I have been going to a lot of them." He recently participated in The Perfect Game event in St. Petersburg, Fla., and is headed back to Florida for another one this summer in Lakeland.

Jamal Golden is shown in action on the gridiron.

Golden has early scholarship offers in football from Memphis, Illinois and Arkansas State. "All of them have offered me in baseball, too," he points out.

Golden, who notes that he runs a 4.52 40-yard dash, says he will probably work out at wide receiver and defensive back for Auburn's one-day prospects camp on Saturday.

He notes that he grew up an Auburn fan. "I just like the atmosphere and another thing is they have my two favorite colors,"?he says. "I like the atmosphere and the hype there during football season. I just like Auburn."

The rising senior notes that more scholarship offers may be on the way. "I think Southern Miss is close to offering. I think they want to see me running around and I think Bama and Auburn are close to offering, too. They just want to see me in person."

He also notes that he heard Samford is interested in bringing him to Birmingham to play college basketball.

College coaches will like that Golden's academics are in good order. "I have a 3.3 grade point average," he says.

Golden notes that he is looking forward to his senior year of football at Wetumpka. "We didn't lose much from last year," he says. "We have a couple of spots to fill, but we will be fine. We might even be better than we were last year because we have more team chemistry."

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