Muscle Shoals, Ala.--The Auburn Tigers picked up another big addition to the 2017 football recruiting class on Friday when defensive back Jordyn Peters picked Coach Gus Malzahn’s program over Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Virginia Tech and others.
Visiting Auburn in July for a camp and getting an offer from the Tigers following an impressive performance, the 6-1, 180 Peters returned two weeks later for a picnic on the Plains and since that time the program and university has been on his mind.
Wanting to get his decision out of the way before his senior season with Muscle Shoals High School facing Gardendale at home on Friday night, Peters said it was the right time to make his announcement and Auburn was the right choice for him.
“It's just a great feeling and I have thought about it for years now just being a fan of theirs," Peters said of going to Auburn. "I just got a great feeling being around the coaches and seeing how they operate."
After getting that initial offer from the Tigers, Peters said it didn't take him long to realize that his future was going to be at Auburn and by the time that second visit rolled around his mind was already made up.
"It was probably a week after I got the offer," Peters said. "I got out to some other campuses, but then made that trip back. That was was very important for me because I got to spend more time with the coaches that I wouldn't have had because I missed out all summer without the offer. It gave me more time to hang out with the coaches and see how they do things and helped me build a better relationship with them."
As a junior Peters made 89 tackles and added five interceptions from his safety position. With the skills to play safety, Peters has the measurables to get on the field early after running a 4.45 40-yard dash and putting up a 40-inch vertical at Auburn’s summer camp.