The Griffin, Ga., High star, who has been a frequent visitor to the Auburn campus this year, made a trip with his family and two friends to Auburn to personally commit to Malzahn, who led the Tigers to the SEC Championship in his first season as Auburn's head coach.
"I feel extremely good about my decision to choose Auburn," he said.
"Talking to Coach Malzahn it was good to meet with him and he told me what is going to be really going on when I come over here," the prospect said. "I am glad he talked to me about that because it sort of gives me an idea of how I have to make the move and transition to college."
Colbert said that he feels firm in his decision even though he grew up a big fan of the Georgia Bulldogs, even noting that he had his room painted red and black. However, he did not rule out taking other visits, but said, "I am going to be an Auburn Tiger."
Asked what stood out about Auburn, he said, "I like the coaches and the players," the 6-3, 200-pound prospect said. "I like the families and I really like the family atmosphere at Auburn. That is important to me."
Jordan Colbert is one of the top class of 2015 prospects in the state of Georgia.
With his size and athletic ability, Colbert made an easy adjustment as a junior moving from receiver to defense as he helped Griffin High School win the 2013 Class AAAA state championship.
At Auburn he is expected to play defense, but exactly where is still to be determined. The prospect noted that the coaches have talked to him about playing the "star" position, a hybrid linebacker/safety, and he said that is a role he believes he can handle. He also has the potential to play safety, too.
Noting that he has spent time with Charlie Harbison, who coaches both safety spots and the "stars" for the Tigers, Colbert said, "He told me he wants me to be able to play all three positions. It would give me a better chance to get on the field early if I can learn all three of them when I get down there."
Colbert noted that he wanted to get his recruiting decision over early so he can concentrate on his senior year of high school.
With his commitment the Tigers have picked up seven new verbals in the past 12 days.