Top 2016 CB Gets Auburn Offer

Big-time 2016 CB John Broussard talks about getting an Auburn offer on Saturday and what it means.

Phenix City, Ala.--Already with several big-time offers, talented 2016 defensive back John Broussard came to Auburn on Saturday hoping to add the Tigers to his list. Despite not working out at the camp after a minor injury suffered at a camp on Friday, the four-star cornerback got his wish when Gus Malzahn told him he had an offer from Auburn.

"I didn't compete today but Coach Malzahn called us into the office and told us he wanted to offer us a scholarship," Broussard said of he and teammate Markail Benton, who was also offered. "He talked to me and my coach and also about getting my parents up there to view Auburn.

"It means a lot to me," he added. "I have been waiting for it. They have been on me since the spring. I have been waiting to get the offer and I have been working for it...I came today hoping they would offer me."

Rated the No. 5 cornerback in the country for the 2016 class by Scout.com, Broussard holds offers from several SEC and ACC schools even though he‘s still got two years of high school football left. Not close to making a decision just yet, the 6-0 athlete said Auburn is definitely one of the schools he‘ll consider.

"They are one of my top schools because I have a good relationship with the coaches and everything," Broussard said. "I have been waiting for the offer so they are at the top. LSU, South Carolina, Kentucky and Clemson are the others off the top of my head."

One of the positives for Auburn according to Broussard is location. Just 30 minutes from his home and with former Red Devil standout Jonathan Wallace on campus, it's a place that has a comfort level. He said the Auburn coaching staff is another big plus in his mind.

"They are close to home," he said of what he likes about Auburn. "It's also the coaches. When I came to a practice the intensity they have and the way they coach stood out.

"I love Coach Smith," he added of Auburn cornerback coach Melvin Smith. "The way he coaches he acts like he's a player. We talked about everything like my play and my size. He said he likes the way I look. He was talking about offering me on the field but wanted to talk to Coach Malzahn first."


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