April 17, 2008

Five to Follow: Athletes

In addition to the many quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers, Auburn is also pursuing several top "athletes" across the country. These prospects could project at many positions including running back, wide receiver or even defensive back.

Today AuburnSports.com brings to the forefront nine "athletes" Tiger fans should keep an early eye on.

Five to Follow: Athletes

Chad Bumphis

Tupelo (Miss.) High
5-foot-11, 185 pounds
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Early Offers: Auburn, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Alabama, Southern Miss among others
Recruited by: Terry Price
Early Competition: LSU, Ole Miss
The Skinny: Bumphis could be the top overall athlete in Mississippi this year. He had 31 catches for 630 yards (20.3 avg.) and five touchdowns…as a sophomore. His teammate, Chris Garrett, is currently committed to LSU, but Bumphis said that won't affect his decision. He visited Mississippi State and Alabama this spring. Auburn hopes to get him on campus this summer or fall.
Quoting Bumphis on his recruitment… "I don't have any favorites or anything. I am interested in everyone that has offered me, especially all of the SEC schools. I think a lot of people think that because Chris (Garrett) is going to LSU that means I am, but it doesn't. LSU is a great school and I'm looking at them, but I have to do what is best for me."

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