Highly Regarded 2012 Lineman Camps at Auburn

Ty Darlington, a rising junior from Apopka, Fla., comments on football recruiting and his visit to check out Coach Gene Chizik's Tigers.

Apopka, Fla.--One of the most impressive linemen at Auburn's second Senior Camp of the summer was a junior.

Ty Darlington, a center for the 2012 football signee class out of Apopka High School, spent Friday and Saturday in Auburn and notes that he is glad he did.

"I think the camp went pretty well," he tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I just have to shore up some stuff in pass protection I am not quite used to. I loved the Auburn campus and I?loved the coaches. They treated me great. Overall, it was a great experience."

Darlington says the chance to work out against other college prospects was a plus. "The quality of players at any of the camps around this area is extraordinary," he says. "It can only make you better to go against the best of the best."

Ty Darlington (left) goes through a pass protection drill at the Auburn camp.

As he prepares for his junior year, Darlington has visited camps in different states and may make a few more stops.

"I went out to Oklahoma and to Georgia and I am possibly going to Florida State," he says. "I may fly out to Iowa and we are going to some team camps and stuff."

Commenting on his Auburn experience, which lasted two days to get to better know offensive line coach Jeff Grimes and the rest of the Auburn staff, Darlington says, "I really like Coach Grimes. I got to spend a lot of time with him. I got to watch some film with him and talk to him. He seems to have a real interest in me and he has treated me awesomely."

The 6-3, 265-pound center prospect has high goals for his junior year. "Winning the state championship is always the first goal every season," he says. "On a personal level I am just trying to get better every single day."



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