Speedy Prospect Has AU On Top Following Visit

Speedy DeAndre Jasper talks about his visit to Auburn on Saturday and what has the Tigers in the lead.

Miami, Fla.--One of the top two-way players in Florida visited Auburn on Saturday for the A-Day game and has the Tigers on top of his list following the trip. Speedy DeAndre Jasper from Jackson High made a visit along with teammate and Auburn signee Robensen Therezie and said he loved his first trip to the Plains.

"It was really great down there," the 5-10, 185 Jasper said. "I really loved it. I had fun meeting all the coaches, especially coach Gene Chizik and coach Troop (Trooper Taylor). All the coaches up there are great people. I loved it up there. I want to go back real soon.

"Coach Chizik has a good personality," he added. "He said he likes when I have the ball in my hands. I'm dangerous with the ball in my hands. That's what he really kept saying."

Another two-way player that is expected to get his first look on defense, Therezie signed with the Tigers and was one of the top players in South Florida last year. Jasper said his teammate has had nothing but positives to say about Auburn and know he knows why.

"We're real close, real close," Jasper said of Therezie. "He's trying to get me up there. What everyone says is true, they really are like a family. They stay in contact with you. They make sure everything is alright with you. I really like that."

Currently holding offers from Central Florida, South Florida, Florida State, Rutgers and Virginia in addition to Auburn, Jasper said that the Tigers are the early team to beat for him following his visit on A-Day.

"I don't have a list right now, but I know Auburn is at the top," Jasper said. "I know all of the things that Cadillac (Therezie) told me that were good up there. Going up there I know love it. They're really at the top."

One of the biggest things Jasper said he enjoyed about his visit was seeing the fan support for the Tigers. With 53,000+ people in attendance for the spring game on a cool and windy afternoon, he said that showed him a lot about the Auburn fans.

"There were a lot of people," Jasper said. "I've never seen that many people at a college game before. At Miami that many fans don't come out to a spring game. I know they're good fans. It was good seeing some of the older players that played for them like Nick Fairly number 90."

Being recruited as an athlete that could play either wide receiver or defensive back on the next level, Jasper said he plays both in high school in addition to returning kicks and punts. As a junior he returned two kickoffs and one punt for a touchdown.

Using his 4.35 40-yard dash speed to his advantage on the football field, Jasper has also been a standout in track for Jackson this spring. Running both the 100 and 200, Jasper said he's recorded times of 10.7 seconds and 21.8 for his best times in the sprints.

Saying that he may make his decision following the season or even push it back until signing day, Jasper said he had thoughts on Saturday of getting it over with and picking the Tigers.

"I had thoughts of doing in yesterday, but Cadillac told me just to take my time," Jasper said. "I had thoughts about doing something, but I'm going to wait it out. I love it down there."


Inside The AU Tigers Top Stories