Prospect assessments, part II
Thanks for being cool.
OK. So I promised more recruit assessments. I met eight of the nine prospects in town last weekend. I provided assessments of Nosa Eguae, Emory Blake, Brandon Moore, John Sullen and Anthony Gulley yesterday.
Here is the other half:
- DeQuinta Jones, defensive lineman from Bastrop, La.: He committed to Michigan last summer, but is considering all options. Jones is a fairly introspective guy. He's laid-back in real life. I heard a few people call him "Tyson" (a la the insane boxer), though I didn't get the reference. I got the feeling that he's intrigued with Auburn much like Emory Blake: Auburn is new on the scene to them and, as such, it's handicapped because it's unknown. Judging from what I heard Sunday, Auburn has a decent chance with him. Maybe 40%?
- Tana (Tuh-NAY) Patrick, linebacker from Stevenson: Comes off cocky. Not the brash kind of cocky. He doesn't say a lot at a time. Patrick probably is the most high-profile guy Auburn is pursuing. He's headed to Southern Cal this weekend and Miami after that. Alabama is mighty interested as well. He doesn't seem excitable. He appears to be an all-business kind of fellow.
- Demond Washington, all-purpose player from Tallassee (via a Mississippi junior college): He's playful. He has a lot of energy. I loved his line about how there may not be a lot of trouble lurking around Tallassee ... but it's hard to get away from it once you're in. My first impression is that Washington eventually will sign with Auburn, though he's an Ole Miss commitment right now. He was enthusiastic about the things he heard last weekend. He plays wideout, tailback and cornerback. I don't know what the Tigers' plans are there. He seems willing to play any position as long as he's on the field.
- Donald "Dee" Ford from Odenville: He's the one guy I missed. Bummer.