4-Star Cornerback Whitehead Picks Tigers

Jermaine Whitehead signed with the Auburn Tigers on Wednesday.

Greenwood, Miss.--A four-star prospect who could play on either side of the ball, Elzy High School standout Jermaine Whitehead, made it official on Wednesday when he signed with the Auburn Tigers, choosing Gene Chizik's program over Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Stanford and others.

Taking an official visit to Auburn last weekend and rating it a perfect "10", Whitehead said he liked everything about the Tigers and the campus. One of the biggest draws for Whitehead to Auburn is the chance to play early.

Jermaine Whitehead became the second uncommitted four-star prospect to make his commitment to Auburn on national signing day joining safety Erique Florence from Valley, Ala., High.

Looking for help on defense at the cornerback position and offensively always looking for playmakers, Auburn has talked to Whitehead about playing both ways a little and he‘s excited about the opportunity.

"They talked to me about being an athlete," Whitehead said. "They want me to come shut it down. They weren't spectacular on the back end and they want me to be that guy that locks everything down and make the next championship run easier. They want to give me some wildcat and chances with the ball on offense too."

As a senior Whitehead made 61 tackles with four interceptions. Two of those he took back for touchdowns. On offense he ran for just over 800 yards and six touchdowns.

Whitehead said he really felt comfortable on his visits to the Auburn campus. "The coaching staff is great and I like the players, too."

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