Sizing Up AU Commitment Jeremiah Dinson

Taking a closer look at Auburn's latest commitment, athletic defensive back Jeremiah Dinson.

Jeremiah Dinson
Size: 5-11, 176
Recruiting: Was committed to Kentucky before visiting Auburn last weekend. DInson decommitted from the Wildcats on Sunday before choosing the Tigers Monday night over Florida and Kentucky.
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Scouting Report: He is an athletic defensive back who has been a huge part of his high school team since he was a freshman, Dinson has the skills that Auburn’s Will Muschamp and Travaris Robinson are looking for at the cover corner position. Looking for guys who can plan man-to-man in space, the Tigers hit the ground running under the new staff and Dinson was one of the first guys on the list.

Currently 5-11, 176 pounds, Dinson probably needs to get to get a little bigger to be able to play early for the Tigers. With the quickness and explosion to be able to play in the passing game, Dinson needs to add more bulk to be able to take the pounding a defensive back takes day in and day out in the SEC. There is no questioning his skill set and with a need at the position Dinson could get on the field sooner rather than later.

What It Means: It's definitely another important get for the Tigers along with Tim Irvin, but Muschamp and Robinson have more work to do between now and signing day. Hoping to add two more guys in the secondary class before all is said and done and names like Javaris Davis, Carlton Davis, Sheldrick Redwine, and Davante Davis still on the board, Auburn is looking to finish strong.

Scout’s Take: Analyst Corey Bender

Late Monday evening, Hialeah (Fla.) American defensive back Jeremiah Dinson was the latest student-athlete out of the Sunshine State to issue a commitment to Gus Malzahn and the Auburn Tigers. On the field, the first thing that sticks out to me about Dinson is his versatility.

The former Kentucky pledge is electric with the ball in his hands and is a threat to take it back each time he intercepts the pigskin. Dinson is also a productive kick returner and wide receiver that can pick up chunks of yards in a hurry. He does a little bit of everything at the prep level, but will be lining up at cornerback at Auburn.

The 5-foot-11, 176-pound defensive back plays a physical brand of football in the secondary, and is a headache for wide receivers getting off the line of scrimmage in press coverage. Dinson also does a good job of shedding blockers and putting himself in position to make a tackle.

Overall, Dinson is a smooth athlete who change direction and flip his hips with ease in the secondary. Also, don't expect to get much breathing room when you're lined up across Dinson, as the defensive back possesses impressive footwork and rarely gives his wide receivers any wiggle room.

Wrapping up his tackles and getting stronger are areas of improvement for Dinson, but he's an overall great get and fit for Will Muschamp's defense.

Analyst Jamie Newberg

Smaller CB right now who needs a redshirt year to physically develop. He has good ball skills, runs well and has the right temperment to play and the run and pass. He has a good skill set to play the position--athleticism, short area quickness and plays with pretty good instincts.


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