Warrior Enjoys First Look At Auburn

Four-star defensive back Nigel Warrior, the son of former NFL standout Dale Carter, talks about his visit to Auburn.

Atlanta, Ga.--One of the top defensive backs in the country for the 2016 class and the son of NFL legend Dale Carter, four-star Nigel Warrior got his first look at Auburn on Monday with an extended visit to check out the Tigers. Getting an opportunity to learn more about Gus Malzahn, Will Muschamp and Travaris Robinson as well as get a feel for the campus, he said it a good overall trip.

“It went pretty good,” Warrior said. “I like everything around. The campus is beautiful seeing it on a school day. Everything was nice getting to see an early practice. It was nice.

“It was just how I thought, it was a family,” he added of Auburn. “They talked to me straight. It was real nice.”

An early practice was one of the workouts for the Tigers before classes begin on campus. That meant a 5 a.m. departure time for Warrior and his mother from the Atlanta area to be in Auburn early enough. He said it was worth it however because he got to see the coaches and players in action.

“It was pretty exciting because they jump around,” Warrior said of the workouts. “It was like five o’clock in the morning and they were jumping. It was pretty nice.”

Because of a new defensive coaching staff on the Plains, Warrior said he was anxious to sit down with them and get a feel for what they are all about. In particular that means finding out how they would use him in the defense down the road. After talking with Auburn he likes what he hears from the Tigers in that regard.

“It’s mostly nickel, but I could play in the box or out,” Warrior said about where the Tigers like him. “I could play man too. I think it’s a good fit.”

With ties to Tennessee and already with an offer from the Vols, it would seem logical to think Butch Jones’ club would be the favorite for the talented defensive back. While they are definitely in the mix, Warrior said he’s still very much open as he gets ready for a busy spring and summer.

Already planning a return trip to Auburn, possibly for the A-Day game on April 18, Warrior said the Tigers will be in the running for him when the time comes to make a decision.

“It’s a beautiful place and it’s somewhere I could develop,” Warrior said of Auburn. “They’ve got a nice engineering program. It’s real nice.”

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