Official Visit to Auburn Excites DL Prospect

One of Auburn's official visitors comments on his weekend at Auburn that included a national championship celebration.

Mobile, Ala.--Jabrian Niles gave a thumbs up review to his weekend in Auburn for his official visit.

The defensive end from Davidson High School committed to Coach Gene Chizik's Tigers in June and says he has no regrets about the decision.

"I really like the Auburn coaches," he tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "They treat you like you are really at home. I feel like when I leave my home in Mobile I will be moving to a bigger home in Auburn."

Niles is still growing. He is up to 6-3, 270 pounds. He played defensive end in a 3-4 front at Davidson High School and had an impressive season.

Commenting on the best part of his game as a high school player, Niles said, "I would say what I do best is going out on the field and playing hard and just having fun while I do that. I really enjoyed my senior season. I am going to miss the guys I played with in high school."

Jabrian Niles is shown in action for the Davidson Warriors.

Niles said he particularly enjoyed Auburn's national championship celebration on Saturday when a crowd estimated at 78,000 showed up to honor the 2010 football team.

"It was a fun experience being there with all of the commitments and everybody," he said. "The celebration was amazing. I didn't think that many people were going to be there."

He noted that another defensive lineman from the Mobile area, Auburn star Nick Fairley, was impressive on the field this season and on the podium on Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium. "I don't know him, but he had me laughing," the prospect said. "Cam (Cameron Newton) had me laughing, too."

Another defensive lineman, Jeffrey Whitaker, was the player host for Niles on his official visit. "He was very cool," Niles said. "Me and big Jeff hung out a good bit."

Niles said he had fun spending time with other recruits and Auburn's players. "It was a really good visit and I can't wait to sign my papers and head up to Auburn to play college football."

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