Excitable Auburn Coach Excites Recruit

Jaylon Denson talks about his visit to Auburn and why he feels good about his decision to play college football for the Tigers.

Hoover, Ala.--Building a strong bond with Auburn wide receivers coach Trooper Taylor when he committed to play football for the Tigers over the summer, Jaylon Denson said that relationship is stronger than ever and he is certain he made the right decision on his college choice.

"I can't wait to get to Auburn," Denson said following his official visit to the campus over the weekend.

After a standout performance at an Auburn summer camp working with Taylor, Denson decided to end recruiting then and hasn't looked back since. He notes that he has made it clear that when other colleges try to get him to visit he is going to Auburn and they are wasting their time.

One of the big reasons why is the guy who will be his position coach at Auburn. "He's a good influence on me," Denson said. "I like him. He can make you laugh, but at the same time he's serious when it's time to be serious."

"Trooper is a good guy," Denson added about Taylor, who is Auburn's assistant head coach. "I love him to death and I can't get enough of him."

The Hoover High standout said that his official visit was the "icing on the cake" to his Auburn commitment and noted that he liked hanging out with his future teammates including wide receiver Travante Stallworth, who was his player host for the weekend.

"We went to Emory Blake's house and hung out with him for a while at his house party, just college life," Denson said.

Jaylon Denson is shown in action as a senior.

Denson, who notes that he is thinking about majoring in psychology in college, toured academic facilities on Saturday and took in the huge national championship event at Jordan-Hare Stadium. "It was a good celebration," he said. "A lot of people showed up--80,000 for a celebration is crazy. It was kind of like a family reunion, a time to get together and have a good time."

On Saturday night he met with head coach Gene Chizik. "We talked about the weekend," the wide receiver said. "He wanted to make sure I had a good time and told me he can't wait for me to get up here."

Denson noted that he enjoyed spending time with the other recruits taking official and unofficial visits over the weekend such as Scout.com five-star quarterback Kiehl Frazier, who is expected to throw a lot of passes Denson's way in the coming seasons.

Both Denson and Frazier said they are excited to have the opportunity to play in Auburn's offense, which set a school record averaging just under 500 yards per game during Auburn's national championship run.

All things considered Denson said the official visit was a good one. "I feel great about my decision," he said. "It is straight Auburn."


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