As a junior, the 6-foot, 190-pound tailback rushed for more than 1200 yards and 9 touchdowns. He shows a good burst, great vision and cutting ability. Once in the open field, he is difficult for defenders to bring down due to his ability to change direction.
"I'm an all-around player," said Avery, who claims to run a 4.4 forty. "Sometimes I might have to lower my shoulder and run over somebody. Sometimes I just outrun them or put a move on them. I can also be a tough runner on short yardage. I bring speed to the team and I work well together with my teammates. I'm also very coachable."
Avery is also a very talented outfielder on the Cedar Grove baseball team and he's looking to be a two-sport star at the next level as well.
"Mainly, I'm looking for a team that's going to let me play both sports," said Avery. "I batted .568 and I led the team in stolen bases last year. I also cover a lot of ground in the outfield."
"I'm interested in most of the SEC and ACC schools. It really doesn't matter. I'm just going with the school that suits me the best to play both baseball and football. I want to go to a school that helps me get to the next level.
Avery has been getting a lot of interest lately from big time schools.
Below is junior highlights of Cedar Grove running back Xavier Avery in action.
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