Top Defensive Tackle "Loved" Auburn Visit

Big Antwuan Jackson talks about his Saturday visit to see the Auburn Tigers and what stands out about the program.

Auburn, Ala.--One of the top defensive tackles in the country, big Antwuan Jackson has offers from all over, but had the Auburn Tigers among his list of leaders before taking a trip to campus on Saturday. Spending much of the day with the coaches and also checking out the facilities, he said the visit was everything he was looking for.

It was a great visit,” Jackson said. “It was my eighth time there. It was just a great visit. I loved it.”

One of the reasons for the visit for Jackson was to get the chance to sit down with new defensive coordinator Will Muschamp to talk about the scheme for the Tigers and where he would fit in.

“Just seeing him again was great,” Jackson said. “He was just explaining how he was going to use me in their 3-4 and 4-3 defense. He said I’m an all-around player and I remind him of Dominique Easley from Florida.

“He said it was my footwork and coming straight off the ball,” he added. “He just loves my quickness. I just love Coach Muschamp and how he coaches.”

With Auburn’s need at the defensive tackle position the need for immediate help is a must in the 2016 class for Coach Rodney Garner. Jackson said the veteran coach made that apparent to him when they visited this weekend and that need is something that definitely has the Tigers in the picture for him.

“It’s very big, but I don’t really look at that,” Jackson said. “I just want to develop as a player.”

Still looking at several schools, Jackson has Auburn high on his list along with Alabama , Georgia, Clemson and South Carolina. Trying to find a way to choose between the group is something that may take some time he said because it’s going to come down to finding the right fit.

While it’s still up in the air, Jackson said the Tigers are definitely very much in the picture.

“Auburn has always been a top school and they are always going to be in my top,” Jackson said. “I love the community and school and the coaches. They are all great people.”


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