Auburn No. 1 For 4-Star Defender

Four-star Jordan Colbert discusses his return trip to Auburn and talks about why the Tigers are at the top of his list.

Griffin, Ga.--Making his second trip to Auburn in the last two weeks, four-star outside linebacker Jordan Colbert was looking for something that might distinguish the Tigers from his other schools and he found just that.

Spending time with Nick Marshall and Greg Robinson and getting a better feel for what the Auburn program is all about, Colbert said he enjoyed everything about his return visit and it was enough to push the Tigers out in front for him.

"It was a good experience," Colbert said. "This time I got to spend the night with some of the players. I was with Nick Marshall and Greg Robinson. Greg Robinson is expected to go No. 2 overall in the draft and he's a real nice guy. Both of them are real nice guys. Greg is really funny too. I also got to talk to Coach (Gus) Malzahn.

"They are number one right now," he added. "There is nothing like it. I have been to a couple of colleges and Auburn stands out to me, personally. It's just the atmosphere, the coaches, the players, the players really remind me of high school back home. They are good to be around guys, real good."

Athletic enough to play the ‘star' position in Auburn's defense, Colbert could also play one of the true linebacker positions for the Tigers. A talented receiver with great ball skills, Colbert is reminiscent of a slightly smaller Karlos Dansby and could bring the same type of versatility to Auburn moving forward.

Being recruited for the Tigers by Charlie Harbison and Rodney Garner, Colbert said he is already building a strong relationship with both and wants to continue that process throughout the summer and into next fall.

"It's hard for me to just connect with a person, but I can connect with them," Colbert said. "They can make me laugh, so that's a good thing. We don't only talk football, but also about the academic aspect. That's a good thing because that's my number one concern."

With offers from Alabama, Clemson, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Tennessee and several others, Colbert said he doesn't have a specific timetable to make his decision moving forward but does want to get it out of the way before he begins his senior season at Griffin. He hopes to be an early high school graduate.


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