Muscle Shoals, Ala.--A commitment to Auburn since early in his senior year, defensive back Jordyn Peters made it official on Wednesday when he signed with the Tigers. Solidly on board since he first made his decision, Peters said it feels good to get his name on paper and have the recruiting process behind him.
“I have been waiting on it, really since I committed,” Peters said. “It wasn’t really on my mind all season, but after the official visit I have just been waiting on it. I have been ready to sign, ready to get down there with a lot of my boys. We already have a great relationship with each other, all of the commitments. I’m just ready to get down there. I’m really excited.”
While he never wavered from his commitment, Peters said when DB Coach Wesley McGriff left to become defensive coordinator at Ole Miss it did give him some pause. In the end he said he always went back to his bond with his fellow commitments, something that kept him motivated and focused on Auburn.
“Other than the atmosphere and some of the relationships I have with the coaches, that’s really the biggest part of why I chose and stuck with Auburn,” Peters said. “Even if I would have thought of going somewhere else, with coaching changes a lot of guys would have decommitted, I really sat back and thought about my relationships with all of these commitments. I already feel like they are my brothers. I couldn’t leave them like that.”
Now ready to get his career started at Auburn, Peters can’t wait to make his mark for the Tigers early on. As for his prediction of the player the fans will enjoy watching the most down the road, the defensive back said it’s definitely Tadarian Moultry.
“He has that quiet explosiveness,” Peters said. “You don’t really notice him until he’s at the ball and he’s destroying anything and everything right there. He’s one of those silent killers.
“Off the field he’s a funny guy and all that, but when we played in the all-star game (Alabama-Mississippi) it was a whole different T.D. He’s so explosive and fast off the line of scrimmage, you wouldn’t think a guy that big could move like that.”