Nation's Top Juco CB Picks Auburn

Four-star JaMarcus King became Auburn's second commitment on Thursday when he committed to the Tigers.

Prichard, Ala.--The nation’s top-ranked junior corner college cornerback, JaMarcus King, a visitor to Auburn’s Big Cat Weekend, became Auburn’s second commitment of the day on Thursday joining running back Malik Miller.

The former Blount High standout is currently playing for Coffeyville Community College in Kansas and will be a sophomore this fall.

“I feel good about playing at Auburn,” he told Inside the Auburn Tigers. “It is the right decision. I have been to Auburn a couple of times and I like the coaching staff.”

Asked what the main reason was for choosing the Tigers, the cornerback said, “I just feel comfortable at Auburn.”

An All-State high school player at Blount, he was a late academic qualifier, which explains why he ended up in a Kansas junior college. King said he is on schedule to graduate in December and be able to enroll at Auburn in January.

Commenting on what he sees as his strengths as a football player, King said, “I play man-to-man well and I press at the line very well.”

Asked what aspect of his play he is working on improving for his sophomore season, he said, “Really, just getting bigger to come play in the SEC. I am six-foot-two and weight 178. I am trying to get to 185.”

King made a return visit to Auburn on Wednesday and Thursday to meet with the coaching staff before heading back to school. That included sitting down with Travaris Robinson and also watching him in camp working with the cornerbacks and safeties.

"He’s a good coach,” King said. “He teaches like you would teach an elementary student basically, step by step. I think that helps because he tries to build a relationship with you as a player."

Commenting on his latest visit to the Plains, King said, "It was cool. I was just chilling and watching the camp and enjoying it.

"I like the coaches and what they've got to offer,” he said of his decision to choose Auburn over Arizona State, Baylor, Florida, Missouri, North Carolina State, Oklahoma, Nebraska and others.

“Being close to home is important because I want my family to be able to see me play," he pointed out.


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