WR COMMIT SHINES: Ricardo Louis has been the starting quarterback for Miami Beach High School the past couple of years but will be the starting wide receiver as a senior. The same position he plans to play at Auburn. He’s been working at wide receiver this summer including Saturday’s Auburn camp where he was one of the standouts.
Louis was a go-to WR Saturday.
“The first time I stepped on the field, the DB’s were calling me out so I had to show them what time it is. Show them that I’m a top prospect. I like to compete and the competition was great out here,” Louis said.
“...I want to keep on getting reps, keep on getting better at receiver and making the transition from quarterback.”
Louis, 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds, said he enjoyed working with wide receiver coach Trooper Taylor.
“It was amazing. He’s a great coach,” Louis said. “I really want to play for him. He’s about business. He’s focused on everything he does.”
Louis, who committed to Auburn May 31, said he’s sure of his decision.
“I’m solid now. I’m 100 percent committed to Auburn,” he said. “I’m going to come in next fall and do my thing.”
2014 RB VISITS DAY AFTER UGA COMMIT: On Friday, Stanley Williams committed to Georgia at Dawg Night. A day later, the 2014 running back from Apalachee in Winder, Ga., was in Auburn for a camp.
“It went well,” Williams said. “I really didn’t know Auburn was this way. Great facilities. They’re doing a lot of rebuilding right now. They definitely made a good impression today.”
Harris is a LB to watch for 2013.
Williams, who said he runs a sub-4.3 40-yard dash, was compared to junior running back Onterio McCalebb by the Auburn staff.
“They told me that I’m a running back that fits their offense very well,” he said. “I would be right there behind Onterio McCalebb and pretty much I would be doing what he does. It feels great to know what I’d be doing already. As of right now, I’m just looking.”
It’s still more than 30 months before Williams will sign a National Letter of Intent. While he said he’s committed to Georgia, Williams is still planning to visit other schools including a game at Auburn this fall.
“I’m still a Dawg as of now,” he said. “They have a great coaching staff, a great atmosphere. It’s really close to home. The facilities are great. The school is great. It’s just a great place to be.”
GOOD FIRST TRIP FOR 2013 LB: This Saturday was not only the first trip to Auburn for Nigel Harris, it was his first trip out of the state of Florida. The 2013 linebacker from Hillsborough in Tampa said it was a very positive experience.
“It was fun,” Harris said. “Had a good chance to play against other competition and make me better ... I look forward to coming back up here. It’s a good place to hang around and get used to the people up here. It does feel like a family up here.”
Harris, 6-foot-2 and 193 pounds, enjoyed working with defensive coordinator Ted Roof.
“He said I was one of the ones they’re looking for. That gives me a heads up to keep working so I can get better for him,” Harris said.
Harris already has offers from Vanderbilt and UAB. He’s receiving interest from Florida, his childhood favorite, along with Auburn, Oregon and South Florida.
DE HOPING TO EARN OFFER: 2012 defensive end Justin Thomason already has close to 20 offers but was hoping to earn another Saturday at Auburn’s camp. He standout from Eagle’s Landing in McDonough, Ga., expects to fins out this week.
“Coach Roof told me to call him Tuesday as far as offering or what's going to happen, but it looks pretty good,” Thomason said.
Thomason said he would likely hold off on a decision until after his senior season. Saturday was his first trip to Auburn.
“It’s great, the stadium, facilities, everything,” he said. “...It went good. I learned a lot of stuff. I liked the coaches a lot.”
Senior editor Phillip Marshall contributed to this story.