Cornerback Prospect Jayvaughn Myers Talks About His Official Visit to Auburn

Jayvaughn Myers discusses his weekend at Auburn where he took an official visit.

Four-star cornerback prospect, Jayvaughn Myers, has plenty of options for attending college. On Sunday he said that Auburn, where he took an official visit this weekend, is a possible destination.

A 6-1, 188-pound Under Armour All-American from Pasco High in Dade City, Fla., Myers is a former University of Florida commitment.

Being recruited for the Tigers by Auburn’s new secondary coach, Wesley McGriff, who made the move to AU from the New Orleans Saints, the prospect said getting to know McGriff was a major part of the weekend.

“The defensive back coach is really important,” he said when asked what factors he will consider in making his college choice. “With Auburn they just got him and I feel good about him. I feel almost like he is a friend so I?have started out pretty good with him already so I think that is great.

“The second thing would be the depth chart and playing time,” Myers said. “Also, I want to find a home away from home and I feel comfortable. Those are the main things.”

Making the visit with his brother, Nate Craig, a wide receiver prospect from Tampa Catholic High, Myers said it isn’t 100 percent the two will attend the same college, but said that there is a good chance it could happen.

Myers said that North Carolina and Maryland are two more colleges he may visit before announcing his choice on national signing day. He said that he doesn’t plan to take a visit next weekend because he will be doing academic tests. 

“I am a good student,” he said. “I am not an honor student though,”?he added.

Asked what the best thing about his game is, Myers said, “I have played corner all of my life so I feel comfortable there. I would say the best thing is my size and my ability to cover both inside and outside receivers. I am a long corner, but I?also have speed.”

Commenting on his overall visit, the prospect said, “It went pretty good. I saw a lot, I learned a lot about the coaching staff at Auburn. It was a pretty good experience.

“It felt like home almost, like family,” he said, noting that he hit it off well with the entire coaching staff. “That is a big thing for me.”

Myers said he enjoyed playing Madden on the Jordan-Hare Stadium big screen video board, noting it was very impressive. On his previous visit to AU for Big Cat Weekend last spring, the board was under construction.

The prospects also watched the Auburn basketball team defeat Kentucky. “It was a crazy atmosphere,” Myers said. “It was tense like a football game. I also hung out with the football players and got to know them and see how they feel about the school and the coaches. That was good. 

“I spent the whole weekend with Coach McGriff and got to know him a little bit. I spent a lot of time with him. He told me how he is going to develop me and I was going to be a great corner, and how he came from the NFL?and was going to be able to teach me a lot of stuff. I?felt like I was his priority and he really needed me. I really like that.

“You can’t just go somewhere your position coach or the coaching staff doesn’t really want you. You have to be happy so that is like the main thing to make sure he wants you and you are happy.

I think Coach McGriff is a down to earth guy,” Myers added. “He is not going to try to trick you or anything. He loves what he is doing so that is a great thing. I really feel comfortable now talking to him rather than hearing him on the phone.”

Myers said he expects to get an in-home visit next Sunday from Auburn’s head coach, Gus Malzahn.

“Since I decommitted the recruiting process has opened up again so it is really hard to say who is my favorite and all of that,” said Myers, who noted that he plans to talk to family members, including his brother, and figure out where he wants to going in the coming weeks before announcing it on signing day (Feb. 3rd) at Pasco High School.

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