Roderick Sweeting, a defensive back prospect from Locust Grove, Ga., has garnered the attention of…
Tigers, Terps Lead for Elite Camp Standout
Auburn, Ala.-Roderick Sweeting attended Scout.com's Southeast Elite Camp looking to display his skills as a football player. That is exactly what he did as one of the more impressive players at the event on the Auburn University campus on Sunday. The 6-0, 170-pound cornerback from Luella High School in Locust Grove, Ga., showed excellence coverage skills in individual drills and a seven-on-seven session featuring top prospects from across the region. "It was a good camp," he says. "There was a lot of talent out there and a lot of competition and I was able to showcase my talent." A prospect with early offers from Auburn, Alabama and Maryland as he comes to the end of his junior year of high school, Sweeting says that he is working on improving his one-on-one coverage skills and notes that the elite camp at Auburn was an excellent place to do that. A two-way standout who plays quarterback plus wide receiver on offense, he projects as a defensive back at the next level. He made 58 tackles with one interception and forced a fumble as a junior. Sweeting notes that he grew up a fan of the Miami Hurricanes, but says he isn't interested in the Hurricanes now. "I like Maryland because they have shown me a lot of love and the same is true of Auburn," he says. "Those are my favorites right now." Sweeting says Auburn assistant coach Hugh Nall is planning to come to Luella's spring practice in May to check out the two-way standout. In addition to the three colleges that have offered, Sweeting says he is also interested in Georgia Tech, Georgia and Tennessee, who have been recruiting him, and he notes that he is hearing from "a lot of other colleges."
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