Smith Once Again A Tiger

Former signee Jason Smith committed to the Auburn Tigers out of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College after redshirting last fall.

Perkinston, Miss.--On the day they celebrated another Top 10 recruiting class under Gus Malzahn, the Auburn Tigers added their second commitment for the 2015 class as well. A longtime Auburn commitment and signee in 2013, athletic Jason Smith failed to qualify out of McGill-Toolen and redshirted last season at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

Staying strong in his decision to be a Tiger, Smith decided that he was ready to give his commitment again to Malzahn's program.

"There is something about Auburn," Smith tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "It's just the tradition and the family of the Auburn Tigers. Also it's the offense and Gus Malzahn sticking by his word."

Even though he could have waited to make his decision known, Smith says that he wanted to go ahead and get it out of the way so he could focus on his redshirt freshman season with the Bulldogs.

"It helps me focus on school and getting to Auburn faster," Smith says. "I'm going to focus on this season and do what I need to do. I'm ready to get my chance on field. It feels like everybody forgot about me, but I have something to prove."

Expected to play quarterback this season for MGCCC, Smith has the ability to play on either side of the ball on the next level. He showed that last season when he earned MVP honors as a wide receiver in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game. He notes that seeing what Auburn was able to accomplish this season on the field was huge for him and the future of the program.

"It was real big," Smith says. "I was real glad for all of those guys. Watching Nick Marshall take over that offense he's a similar player like me. I could see myself playing in that spot. I fit that offense. I could see myself playing there."

Now with his recruiting behind him and concentrating on having a big year, Smith says he'll begin to help with other guys in the 2015 class because his goal is to see Auburn play for another national championship again real soon.

"I'm going to be doing some recruiting," Smith says. "I just want to let people know that Auburn is the spot right now. We just made it to the BCS Championship, but it's also a great school. To me it's my home."


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