4-Star Safety Impressed By Visit to Auburn

Jamal Peters discusses his trip to Auburn to check out Coach Gus Malzahn's Tigers in their annual spring football game.

Bassfield, Miss.--Four-star safety prospect Jamal Peters came away impressed with Auburn on his first visit to check out the program and noted that he plans to return.

"I am coming back for Big Cat," the six-foot-three, 200-pound safety said after visiting Auburn to check out the Tigers' annual A-Day spring football game.

Big Cat Weekend is annual event for outstanding prospects that is held in May on the Auburn campus.

"It was good," he said of his trip to check out Coach Gus Malzahn's Tigers on Saturday at a game that drew a crowd listed at more than 70,000 fans. "Watching them play was an honor," Peters said. "It was my first trip to Auburn."

Noting that he doesn't have a list of favorite teams now, he said if he did that Auburn would be on that list at or near the top.

Peters said he bonded with the coaches on his visit and has developed a good relationship with Melvin Smith, the Auburn defensive backs coach who is recruiting him. "He is a good man," said the prospect, who noted the two communicate regularly. "He reminds me of my high school head coach and my defensive coach now."

Peters, who will be starting spring practice on Wednesday at Bassfield High School, said he also hopes to take a visit to Florida State this spring, the other team in the BCS national championship game this past season. He lists Ole Miss, Mississippi State, LSU and Texas A&M among the colleges he has interest in who are recruiting him.

Jamal Peters is rated as the No. 5 safety prospect in the nation.

He noted that by the time he heads into the 2014 season he would like to have a top five list. However, when it comes to recruiting the big safety is in no rush.

"I am going to take everything slow," he said when asked about when he wants to make a decision. "I am going to get all of the offers I can get and then break it down to five schools and then I will commit somewhere."

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