Oxford, Ala.--A talented and physical linebacker from the 2017 class and already with 11 offers, including adding Army, Memphis and Tennessee on Thursday and Ole Miss on Friday, standout K.J. Britt will be on the Auburn campus this weekend to check out the Tigers after getting an invitation from new linebackers coach Travis Williams on signing day.
Talking with Williams as well as Rodney Garner, the 6-1 1/2, 235 Britt said he’s looking forward to being back on the Plains on Saturday for a junior day where he’ll be joined by over two dozen top prospects. While he doesn’t have an offer yet from Auburn he said the coaches have explained to him their reasoning and that’s something he’s okay with.
“Right now they are just telling me to be patient,” Williams said of the Auburn Tigers. “They said in the summer it’s important for me to come down and work out with them if I want an offer. They want to make sure I’m quick enough and fast enough because they love my film.
“They told me to call them on signing day,” he added of the Tigers. “I talked to the whole coaching staff. That’s when they invited me to their junior day and just told me to be patient and everything should come my way. I appreciate them telling me where they stand because I don’t need anybody really wasting my time. I feel like when they see me in person that should speak for itself.”
A player that has seen his recruiting really take off following a very good junior season for the Yellow Jackets, Britt said seeing so many other guys getting very early offers was tough for him at one point but now that’s a thing of the past.
“I remember last year at this time I was getting upset and telling my mom and dad because no college coaches were looking at me,” Britt said. “I told them ‘I know I’m better than some of these people that have college offers’. That was just my opinion, but I was being pretty impatient. Now that I have 11 offers I’m just humbled.”
Planning on taking things very slowly before deciding which plays feels like home to him and with a goal of taking all five visits, Britt didn’t rule out the possibility of making the decision quickly if he finds the right fit.
As for where Auburn fits in he said that will be determined if and when an offer comes from the Tigers. Even though he grew up an Alabama fan the talented defender said getting an offer from the Tigers could be a game-changer.
“It would be good to me,” Britt said. “It’s an in-state SEC offer. Growing up watching Auburn play 24-7, it’s just big and something you dream about as a kid. I’m not really a die hard Alabama fan, but it would be big if it happens.”