Talented Prospects Coming to AU Football Camp

Auburn will have its final Senior Camp of 2010 on Saturday with a large and impressive group of football prospects expected to attend the event.

Auburn, Ala.--Looking to finish the summer on a bang heading into the 2010 football season, Auburn will hold its final senior camp of the year on Saturday and with a visitor list filled with outstanding prospects it should be an important day for Coach Gene Chizik's program.

Expecting as many as 400 players on campus, Auburn will be host to heavily recruited prospects on both sides of the ball in the camp as well as many others just in town to visit the campus and talk to coaches.

While many of the biggest names will be taking tours and meeting with coaches such as commitments Anthony Swain, Chris Landrum, Jabrian Niles as well as big-time prospects Erique Florence, Mike Blakely, Alex Dixon from Countryside (Clearwater), Quan Bray, Kemiya Harrell and 2010 running back T.J. Yeldon from Daphne, many others will be hoping to show the Auburn coaching staff what they are capable of doing in the camp.

Joe Morrow is a talented wide receiver prospect from Mississippi.

One of those who doesn't have anything left to prove is big wide receiver Joe Morrow from Ocean Springs, Miss. A four-star prospect with offers from all over the country, Morrow has Auburn among his favorites and is expected to be at the camp for his second trip to the Plains since January.

Auburn is looking for help in the defensive backfield and two of the best corners in the South should make their presence known on Saturday. Geno Smith from St. Pius X in Atlanta and Marcus Roberson from St. Thomas Aquinas in Ft. Lauderdale both have offers from all over the country and rightfully so.

Despite the fact that he'll only be a junior, Smith already has a handful of offers including Auburn and Virginia Tech. Roberson has offers from Florida, Miami, Notre Dame and Texas A&M among others and could be a player to keep an eye on for the Tigers down the road as well.

K.D. Humphries was an impressive at last month's Auburn MVP Football Camp.

From in-state the list reads like a who's who of players as defensive lineman Rakeem Nunez from Central High in Phenix City, running back Marcus Reaves from Clay-Chalkville, tight end Christopher Stone from Daleville, tight end/defensive end Steadman Rutherford from Hatton, wide receiver Jaylon Denson from Hoover, 2012 quarterback K.D. Humphries from Sidney Lanier (Montgomery), offensive lineman Thomas Williams from Vigor, athlete Jamal Golden from Wetumpka, 2012 running back Willie Curry from Enterprise, linebacker Blake Dees from Spanish Fort, defensive lineman Diaheem Watkins from Bibb County, and defensive backs Emmanuel Johnson from McKenzie and Jacques Kirk from Walker (Cullman) are expected to participate.

Blake Dees

Both Dees (Texas Tech) and Kirk (Louisville) are committed elsewhere, but would have a chance to earn an offer from the Tigers with a strong performance over the weekend.

The same is true of several other players on the list as well. Two of the most intriguing are Williams and Golden. Williams is a physical offensive lineman at 6-4, 300 and has exceptional athleticism for someone his size. Golden plays quarterback for Wetumpka High School, but is athletic enough to play wide receiver, safety or even corner on the next level. Humphries was impressive at the Auburn MVP Camp last month and is a rising quarterback to watch for next year.

Armonze Daniel is making the trip from Indiana to check out Coach Gene Chizik's Tigers.

From outside Alabama the talent is even more impressive as big-time prospects are expected to flock to Auburn this weekend to show what they can do in front of the coaching staff. Among them are defensive end/linebacker Armonze Daniel from Avon, Ind., Deiontrez Mount (Louisville commit) from Fort Walton Beach, Fla., quarterback Ezekiel Pike from Dixie Heights, Ky., linebacker/safety Malcolm Dowell from LaGrange, Ga., and his teammate Chauncey Smith, wide receiver Quentin Bundrage from Bradenton, Fla., Manatee High, linebacker Troy Gray from North Cobb, Ga., High, 2012 defensive end Torrey Bellm John Curtis High (La.), tight end Alvin Dupree from Irwinton (Ga.), and defensive tackle Cortez Hartzog from Gulfport (Miss.)

Prospect Keith Lewis is shown at a combine in April.

In addition to Saturday's camp the Tigers are also expecting a group of visitors to check out the campus on Sunday as well. Included in that group are a pair of the top defenders in Florida this year. Keith Lewis is a speedy linebacker from Freedom High in Tampa. Rated the No. 55 linebacker in the country by Scout.com, he has offers from Auburn, Colorado, Ole Miss, Nebraska, North Carolina and South Carolina among the dozens he has at the moment.

Ranked the 28th-best defensive tackle in the nation, Terry Bell is a player who is moving up the charts. Playing for Tenoroc High in Lakeland, he's earned offers from over 30 schools in just a few months after he was under the radar for much of the spring until the evaluation period began. At 6-5, 290, Bell is a massive lineman with the athleticism to play early.

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