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Athletic 4-Star DB A.J. Terrell Enjoys Auburn A-Day Experience

Talented defensive back A.J. Terrell talks about his recent visit to Auburn's A-Day game.

Atlanta, Ga.--A football prospect who has had Auburn Tigers at or near the top of his list for several months, four-star A.J. Terrell was back on campus last weekend for the A-Day and got a long look at the Tigers’ defensive backs.

Spending time with Coach Wesley “Crimedog” McGriff as well while on his visit, Terrell said everything about the trip went great as he continues to get a strong push from Auburn.

“I’m a top priority for them,” Terrell said. “I keep in touch with Coach Crime and everything. He’s recruiting me hard and showing me a lot of love.”

In his first spring coaching Auburn’s defensive backs, McGriff has done a good job of continuing to build depth at both cornerback and safety for the Tigers. With Carlton Davis holding down one spot and a pair of redshirt freshmen Jamel Dean and Javaris Davis battling for the other, Terrell said he sees opportunity at Auburn for a cornerback of his size and skills.

When you consider seniors such as Josh Holsey, Rudy Ford and T.J. Davis all expected to be in their final seasons for the Tigers, the opportunity to play early somewhere is there.

“They stand out a little bit, but they need help a little bit,” Terrell said. “They have a lot of folks leaving, a lot of players leaving. I could step in and help the team.”

Currently with Auburn, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina as his top four, Terrell said he plans on getting back to Auburn real soon. As for a decision, that’s something he said could come during the summer or sometime during his senior season, but he’s sure Auburn is going to be in the mix until the very end.

It’s just being home,” Terrell said of Auburn. “It’s close to the house. It’s just a great school.

“I’m planning on coming up again. I love Auburn to be honest.”


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