Taylor Excited About Auburn Offer

Park Crossing (Ala.) 2016 safety Jaewon Taylor talks about adding an offer from the Auburn Tigers on Saturday.

Montgomery, Ala.--Making a name for himself in his first season at a school in the first year of existence, 2016 safety prospect Jaewon Taylor has seen the offers start rolling in as college programs get a look at his size and skill. That continued for the Park Crossing standout on Saturday when the Auburn Tigers offered following his visit to the Plains.

The offer came as a surprise to the athletic defensive back and he said it’s definitely one that is a big deal for him after growing up following the Tigers.

“They said they liked my playing style and liked me overall,” the 6-2, 185 Taylor said. “They offered me actually. They said they really liked me and want me to be an Auburn Tiger.

“It’s great,” he added. “Since I was little I wanted to be an Auburn Tiger. It’s part of my dream.”

Getting to spend time with Gus Malzahn and new Auburn defensive coaches Will Muschamp and Travaris Robinson was a highlight of the day for Taylor and he said they are all guys he could see himself playing for on the next level.

“T Rob has great character,” Taylor said. “He seems like a great coach. Coach Malzahn is a very Christian man. I like that.”

Saying that he came close to committing before deciding to take his time with everything, Taylor added that while Mississippi State, Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas State and South Alabama are all in the running right now because of they have offered, the Tigers are in a strong position for him.

“I just like that everyone is family at Auburn,” Taylor said. “I just like that.”

Taylor said he plans to be back in Auburn next Saturday to watch the Tigers practice. He also plans to be in Louisville on April 11.


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