Auburn Offer Excites Mobile Speedster

McGill-Toolen standout Jason Smith discusses his visit to Auburn's Junior Day and getting an offer from the Tigers.

Mobile, Ala.—It has been a whirlwind few days for McGill-Toolen standout Jason Smith. The 6-1, 175-pounder was invited to Auburn's Junior Day this week after the Tigers contacted Coach Bart Sessions. Now he has an Auburn offer after making the trip up I-65 and sitting down with Coach Gene Chizik one-on-one.

"The visit went pretty good," Smith said. "I loved it. It was a nice experience. I look forward to going back up there again.

"I sat down with Gene Chizik and he just offered me," he added. "That's very exciting. That was my first one actually."

An explosive player that did everything for the Yellow Jackets this season at quarterback and even returned a kickoff for a touchdown, Smith said Chizik told him he would get a shot to play the position and just liked the way the speedster plays the game.

"He said I love the game and he needs somebody like that," Smith said. "It was amazing. I was sweating bullets. It was just amazing though. It was nice meeting him and sitting down and talking to him as a man."

Shocked that things happened so quickly after not hearing from Auburn much in recent weeks, Smith said there is a lot to like about the Tigers following his visit and he's anxious to show his parents what he saw on Saturday.

"I like the way they talk about academics and graduating," Smith said. "I'm very interested in that and I know my parents would be too. That's number one for me.

"I like everything about Auburn," he added. "It's something my mom would love. I'm going to try to get them up in the spring to see how they like it. It's a family decision. It's basically my decision, but as long as my family is happy then I'm happy."

Saying that he could make an early decision once his family checks out Auburn, Smith said one of the things he's waiting on is to see who Chizik names as the offensive coordinator. Once that happens he said he'll go from there.

"I'm going to go talk to my dad and my family and see how they feel about it," Smith said. "Auburn is nice. I want to see who the new offensive coordinator is going to be and how the offense is going to run and if it fits me then there it is."

As a junior Smith accounted for nearly 2,000 yards of total offense and a combined 20 touchdowns.


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