Defensive Back Dinson Chooses Auburn

Jeremiah Dinson from Miami, Fla., a former University of Kentucky pledge, is planning to sign with the Auburn Tigers.

Hialeah, Fla.--Hoping to build to a big finish in the 2015 class, Auburn added another piece of the puzzle on Monday night when athletic defensive back Jeremiah Dinson from American High chose the Tigers over Florida and Kentucky.

"It just really feels like home," Dinson said. "I feel like this is the best choice for me. I really like Auburn."

Taking a visit to Auburn last weekend, the 5-11, 176 cornerback backed off his commitment to Kentucky soon after leaving the trip and put the Tigers on top of his list.

With a strong relationship with new Auburn defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson, Dinson said he could see himself fitting in well for the Tigers and playing for someone he has known for several years.

“He’s telling me that I can play right away,” Dinson said of Robinson. “Auburn is a great fit for me. T-Rob is a Miami guy and I’m a Miami guy myself. Our connection is real close."

As for having Robinson back on the Plains where was once a standout defensive back for the Tigers, Dinson said that is an added bonus.

“That’s really big for me because I can really relate to him,” Dinson pointed out. “He’s like an uncle. He’s a Miami guy and I’m a Miami guy. I really love T-Rob.”

Dinson becomes the second defensive back to commit to the Tigers since Will Muschamp was named Auburn's defensive coordinator, joining four-star Tim Irvin who is already enrolled at Auburn.

On his visit last weekend his player host was Irvin. He also spent time with other players from south Florida he knows from South Florida, including wide receiver Marcus Davis. Dinson said it just made him feel like Auburn was the place he was supposed to be.

"These guys, it just feels like home up there," Dinson said. "I really love it. That really helps because they told me a lot of good things about it. When I get up there I know I won't be alone. I already know those guys and know that it feels like family."

As a senior Dinson had four interceptions, returned a pair of kicks for touchdowns while adding four touchdown catches as a wide receiver.

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