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4-Star Linebacker J.J. Peterson Spent Time With Auburn's Coaching Staff

Football prospect J.J. Peterson updates his Big Cat Weekend visit at Auburn.

Moultrie, Ga.--After spending Saturday in Auburn for Big Cat Weekend, J.J. Peterson still lists Auburn as second to Alabama, but says he believes that gap is closing due to one thing, Coach Travis Williams.

“He’s just that coach that has that factor about him,” Peterson said about the Auburn linebacker coach. “He has that thing about how he will tell you straight up.”

The six foot one inch, 210-pound linebacker used his trip to Auburn to get to build his relationship with the entire AU staff. “It made me more comfortable with them,” he said, when asked what was the highlight of Big Cat weekend. “It helped get to know where everything is at with the staff.”

While some recruits left Big Cat with intentions of heading to Tuscaloosa for a camp, Peterson did not due to recently visiting Alabama on Wednesday and Thursday.

Auburn plans on using the Colquitt County High star more as an inside linebacker who would slide outside from time to time, in a 4-3 front. Peterson said he knows that Alabama and Auburn would use him in different ways. When asked which one fits better he said, “They both fit. Its about me choosing.”

Not ready to make a decision on his college choice just yet, the four-star prospect and Scout’s No. 1 ranked outside linebacker in Georgia said that the current plan is to decide by “late” during his senior season.

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