Jackson Works Out for Coaches at Auburn Camp

Class of 2015 uarterback prospect Lamar Jackson talks about his visit to Auburn.

Class of 2015 quarterback prospect Lamar Jackson worked out on Saturday for Auburn coaches as part of a series of weekend football camps being held on the AU campus.

The Boynton Beach High School standout said the session was an exciting one because he has serious interest in the Tigers.

“I like Auburn’s offense,” he said. “It is exciting and it is a lot like what our team does. I like to be able to make a play when my team really needs it.

“I try not to be a selfish player and do what I need to do to help my teammates be successful,” he added. “That is what I really enjoy about playing football and being a quarterback.”

He noted that he felt comfortable around the Auburn coaches and on the campus. “It is like a home away from home,” he said. “I could see myself there.”

Jackson plays for Boynton Beach Community High School.

The three-star prospect got plenty of attention from Auburn’s head coach, Gus Malzahn, as well as offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee, who is also Auburn’s quarterback coach.

Jackson notes that he got off to a slow start at the camp. “At first I had to get warmed up,” he said. “I wasn’t throwing all of my passes right. When I finally got warm I was throwing a lot better.

“Coach Malzahn told me my arm was very lively,” the quarterback said. “Coach Lashlee told me to open my hips up so I can get the ball out quicker.”

Jackson said Auburn is a college that he is seriously considering along with Ohio State, Louisville, West Virginia, Nebraska and UCF.

In no hurry to make a decision on his college choice, the prospect pointed out that he doesn’t have a number one pick at this time. “I will probably wait until I take all of my (official) visits,” he said on when he will be ready to decide on his college.

Jackson said he doesn’t have any more campus visits planned before his senior season. Asked what he is working to improve this year, he said, “I am looking to become more consistent. My passes have to be crisp every time.”

He added that he is excited about getting the season started, noting that his team should have a chance to make a strong run in the state playoffs. “I am not going to say too much, but I really like our chances,” he said.

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