Virginia Athlete Excited About Auburn Offer

Athlete Jalen Elliot discusses his offer from the Auburn Tigers and his plans to visit.

Chesterfield, Va.--Already with offers from Georgia, Miami, NC State, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest, 2016 athlete Jalen Elliot from Lloyd C. Bird High added another big name to his list when the Auburn Tigers came on board with an offer.

Interested in the Tigers, Elliot said he got in contact with Auburn assistant Lance Thompson through Twitter and the offer soon followed.

“It came out of the blue,” Elliot said. “I hadn’t talked to Coach so I actually decided to DM (direct message) him in the morning and it worked out for the best.

“He said they loved my film so I’m guessing they had already seen me and evaluated me. Hopefully, that means they need me at a position. It was just a blessing and I’m thankful they took the time to look at my film and that they liked it enough to extend an offer.”

A 6-1, 185 athlete who has been offered as both a wide receiver and defensive back, Elliot said right now he’s not sure which side of the ball Auburn likes him, but he added that doesn’t really matter. Ready to learn more about the program, coaches, etc., he noted at the moment he is excited about the opportunity.

“First of all they are a great school academically,” Elliot said. “They have had a great history of football, which is great to think about that I could be a part of that. They are competitive and in the SEC, which is always a plus.”

Planning to narrow his list sometime after spring, Elliot said right now he’s still trying to learn as much as possible about the schools he has interest in and that have already offered. For Auburn that means trying to take a trip to see the campus, facilities, etc, and it may come in a month for one of the biggest recruiting weekends of the year for the Tigers.

“Coach Thompson was talking about coming to the Big Cat (Weekend) on May 30,” Elliot said. “I don’t know too much about it, but he said the top recruits in the country are going to be there, big-name guys. He just said that he would love for me and family to get down there. I have never heard of it before, but it sounds pretty big.”


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