Hot Young Prospect Gets Offer From Tigers

Linebacker Jaleel Laguins capped off a productive recruiting weekend by picking up another scholarship offer.

Watkinsville, Ga.--A prospect whose stock is on the rise is class of 2016 outside linebacker Jaleel Laguins, who was one of the most impressive prospects on the field at Auburn’s Sunday evening football camp.

That earned him a scholarship offer from the Tigers just like his performance did on Friday at the University of Georgia’s Dawg Night event.

“I am excited,” Laguins said of his offer from the Tigers. “It is truly a blessing to be a guy who loves the game of football and come to Auburn and show what I can do and then walk out of camp with an offer.”

Measuring in at 6-2, 206 pounds at the Auburn camp, he performed extremely well, especially for someone who won’t turn 17 years old until May.

“At Dawg Night I jumped 10-11 (10 feet, 11 inches) and that really opened eyes,” he said, noting that got him an offer from UGA. “I ran a 4.4 today and I was like, ‘wow.’ I did 38 inches on the vertical jump.”

Laguins also has offers from Florida and Penn State. He noted that FSU is also recruiting him.

Asked if he is a fan of any particular college, he said, “Since I grew up 10 minutes from Georgia I was kind of a Georgia fan, but all in all I was just a true football fan. Every Friday night I would try to find a football game to watch.”

He added that it is still so early in the recruiting process he hasn’t developed a leader. “I am going to go home and do my research on all of the schools,” Laguins said. “Then I am going to start weeding out schools.”

Laguins also runs the 110 hurdles in track and plays baseball, but football his is main sport.

Jaleel Laguins

Asked the best thing about what he does on the field, he said, “I just like to go out there and play football. I don’t get into the trash talking and all of that. That is really not me. I like to have fun, play the game and at the end of the game look the opponent in the eye and shake hands and truly say you played a good game.”

Commenting on what he noted was his first visit to Auburn, he said, “I toured the campus and it is a beautiful place. The locker room is amazing. I like how they have the AU roped off saying nobody will walk over us.”

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