"It's Auburn," Threat said. "It's just the coaches, the players, the way I just react and communicate with the players. It's the way I communicate with the coaching staff, especially Coach Muschamp and Coach (Gus) Malzahn--those two especially, but Coach (Dameyune) Craig also played the biggest role out of it all because he has been recruiting me since I was a freshman. He is from my area so he played a big part in it.
"I feel completely comfortable with going there and being around people I know and I have played with and coaches that I trust," Threat said.
Rated a three-star prospect and the No. 18 inside linebacker in the country by Scout, Threat could easily adapt outside on the next level after filling that role in Spanish Fort’s defense. With pass rushing ability and a physical nature, Threat said Muschamp’s influence and what he saw out of the defense this spring were also keys in his decision to choose the Tigers.
"It was just the energy and intensity and speed they played with in the spring," Threat said. "Practice is practice, they were intense and everything, but when they got into the A-Day game they were fast.
"Me and my dad, when we got done at the game and came home, we both looked at each other and were like 'wow.' We were really both impressed with the speed of the defense and how they just swarmed to the ball. It really impressed me. That's what stood out."
Saying that he's solidly committd to the Tigers, Threat said it feels good to have the decision behind him so he can concentrate on his senior season with the Toros.
"It's a big stress reliever to go ahead and get it over with and just be for sure about it," Threat said. "I have decided just to do it early because I was 100 percent positive about where I wanted to go. I just decided to go ahead and do it."
Threat becomes Auburn’s sixth commitment for the 2016 class joining defensive linemen Quinnen Williams and David Marshall, athlete Stephen Davis Jr., tight end Landon Rice and wide receiver Nate Craig.