July 17, 2008

Camp standout earns Auburn offer

Some 270 high school players descended on Auburn last Saturday to attend the Tigers' one-day mini-camp.

At AU's camps, players are taught the fundamentals of playing big-time football and the importance of keeping their grades up in order to qualify out of high school.

They also have an opportunity to compete against many of the best prospects at their positions from around the South and some, the best of the best, can walk away with a scholarship offer.

One of the players that made the most out of the camp, receiving a written Auburn offer just days after returning home, was Nashville (Tenn.) Montgomery Bell Academy offensive tackle Wesley Johnson.

"I was pretty psyched up when I got the offer," said Johnson. "You can't get much better than Auburn.

"It means a lot. There were some really good guys down there and being able to compete with them helped me a lot."

Johnson worked a lot with AU offensive line coach Hugh Nall and also met with head coach Tommy Tuberville.

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