Auburn MVP Camp: Sleepers
Alex Barr
Alex Barr
South Recruiting Manager
Posted Jun 25, 2010

AUBURN, Ala. – There were some big names at the Auburn MVP Camp, but there were some names that not many are talking about that deserve more attention too. Come inside to find out who some of the top sleepers were.


Chandler Rogers leads the way here. Scout has seen him on two different occasions recently and he has impressed each time. He has the size at 6-foot-3, 192 pounds and he has the arm. He is not getting as much attention in recruiting as he deserved. He made good drops, he threw the ball with accuracy, and he again stood out as one of the best at his position.

Two other rising seniors that are still somewhat flying under the radar that performed well are Homer Causey out of Atlanta (GA) Mays and Landon Curtis out of Calhoun (GA). Both are athletic quarterbacks that have things to work on, but Causey threw many strikes while Curtis made good quick decisions throughout the event.

Running Backs

There was very good depth at this position and once again, Josh Clemons showed if he is healthy, then he is one of the best. Clemons has battled injuries throughout his high school career, but he is now 100 percent and it showed on Saturday. He ran the 40 yard dash in 4.4 seconds after checking in at 5-foot-11, 203 pounds. Clemons caught the ball well and make nice sharp cuts out of the backfield as well. This Fayetteville (GA) Whitewater back has a couple of offers, but he could be a steal for someone in 2011.

Devin Robinson was one of the most impressive backs on the day and he looks more like a potential linebacker or possibly defensive end. He is pushing 6-feet, 3-inches tall and he weighed 222 pounds at Auburn. He ran an impressive 4.53 in the 40 yard dash. He is a little stiff up top, but he has good feet and good speed. This senior out of East Limestone (AL) is one to keep an eye on.

Zarold Wilder out of Powder Springs (GA) McEachern, Rayshad Samuel out of Lovejoy (GA), and Dameian Jones out of Franklin (GA) Heard County are three more backs that looked good that are under the radar.

Wide Receivers

Stephon Brown walked away as the top wide receiver for the second time at an MVP Camp in 2010. He is a smaller (5-8/172) wideout without blazing speed (4.67 in the 40 yard dash), but he gets open, he runs good routes, and catches the ball well. Brown is out of McDonough (GA) Henry County.

Jevon Watson turned in an impressive 40 time at 4.4 seconds flat and he showed solid hands too. He could play wide receiver or defensive back on the next level and this senior out of Lovejoy (GA) is definitely one to watch.

Joey Eliezer (6-3/192) out of Dallas (GA) East Paulding and Jeremy Murphy (5-11/150) out of Sylacauga (AL) are two others that will get more attention as we progress through the 2010 season.

Offensive Linemen

Two 2011 offensive linemen really stood out this past Saturday at Auburn and they were Alex Barr and Hayden Naumann.

Haumann had to leave early to get to a wedding, so we did not get to see him compete in the final Showcase, but that is where Barr really showed what he could do. Barr is a 6-foot-7, 282 pound tackle who still has some developing to do physically, but he has showed good feet and a strong base at tackle. He is out of Fayetteville (GA) Starr’s Mill.

Naumann is a physical lineman with good power and strong drive. He is a 6-foot-4.5, 279 pound lineman that looks best fit to play guard on the next level. Naumannn is one to watch out of Decatur (AL).

Hayden Shelton is another one to watch. He is a 6-foot-6, 232 pound tackle with great length and good coordination. He looked best going through the drills, but he is still very light, so adding weight is the biggest concern for him. If schools see in him the potential weight, then he will be someone that picks up some offers this fall.

Defensive Linemen

Chris Hughes stole the show at defensive line and he walked away with the Top 2011 Performer trophy as well as the Top Defensive Lineman award. He is a tad undersized at 6-foot-1/248, but he is explosive off the ball and if he is not big enough to play rush end for someone, then he could move back to outside linebacker. Hughes is out of McCombs, Ms.

Not far behind Hughes was Baron Dixon out of Alpharetta (GA) Chattahoochee. Dixon has gained close to 30 pounds over the past year and he played bigger, stronger, and more dominant that he has in the past. He still has good feet, but building his body up to 6-foot-4 and 274 pounds gives him the option of moving inside and that makes him more attractive. He ran a 5.15 in the 40 yard dash and he showed good athleticism throughout the camp.

Daron Wright (6-0.5/267) out of Atlanta (GA) Grady and Mark Neal (6-0.5/242) out of Alpharetta (GA) also had good camps at Auburn.


Detorrius Shipley was one of the top three linebackers at this camp and he has yet to pick up his first offer. Shipley, a 6-foot-1.5, 216 pound linebacker should good lateral movement and footwork in the drills. He showed solid coverage in the 2on2 session as well.

Nick Thrasher is an ideal middle linebacker on the next level. He really plays downhill and he is very physical. He has some offers from smaller schools, but there is no doubt that he is a Division I backer.

Mike Davis (6-0.5/232) out of Columbus, Ga. and Caleb Smith (6-0/197) out of Clinton, Ms. also had strong performances.

Defensive Backs

There are a handful of sleepers at this position, but the one that stood out the most was Lamarvin Ashley out of McCombs, Ms. He measured in at almost 6-feet tall, he weighed 160 pounds, and he ran the 40 yard dash in 4.45 seconds. He took that 40 speed to the secondary and really showed nice flip of the hips and good ball skills.

Cameron Berry is a smaller (5-6.5/167) corner out of Douglasville (GA) South Paulding and he was the most consistent cover guy on the day. Berry, Terrance Way (5-9.5/163 – Clay-Chalkville), and Brian Covington (6-1/181 – Whitewater) are three that will pick up offers this fall.

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