Muscle Shoals, Ala.--An in-state football prospect who noted that he came close to committing to the Auburn Tigers after picking up a scholarship offer following an outstanding camp performance was back in Auburn on Saturday. Jordyn Peters said his relationship with AU’s coaches is continuing to grow.
“They are in the top of the schools,” he said. “I am going to try to get my list down the next week or so, the official list, so I can visit a little bit more and get a better feeling of it for which programs I will fit in and make a better impact into.”
The safety from Muscle Shoals High, a class of 2017 prospect whose recruiting attention has picked up recently, said that Virginia Tech and Ole Miss are his other top schools.
“It was great,” he said of his day on Saturday at a picnic with Auburn’s coaches and other recruits. “I got a better feel of the campus and got to know the coaches a bit more this week.”
Peters ran a 4.45 40-yard dash at an Auburn camp and posted an impressive vertical jump of 40 inches. Combine those numbers with his size and the ability he showed in pass coverage drills and it was no surprise he picked up an offer from Coach Gus Malzahn and his staff. Other offers are from Mississippi State, Louisville, Michigan, Yale, Minnesota and Georgia Tech.
The 6-1, 180 safety said he spent a lot of time talking to Auburn secondary coach Wesley McGriff, defensive coordinator Kevin Steele and offensive line coach Herb Hand, who is recruiting at his high school. “Having a relationship with the coaches is what it is all about, having a feeling that I can trust them and they can trust me,” said Peters, who noted that he hopes to have his college choice made before the start of his senior season.
Asked why he has Auburn as his leader, he said, “It is that home feeling. It has always been in my mind that it is a school I wanted to go to.”
Peters was productive as a junior, intercepting seven passes and making 82 tackles, which sparked interest in the prospect, something that has continued to build through the spring and summer.