Auburn "At The Top" For Prospect From Florida

Football prospect Mywan Jackson talks with Inside the Auburn Tigers about his visit to Auburn.

Seffner, Fla.—Athlete Mywan Jackson was one of three Armwood High School prospects to visit Auburn over the weekend. Jackson made the trip with Angelo Hadley, Petey Smith and their families, and Jackson left with high remarks for Auburn.

"Auburn's got to be at the top," Jackson says. "It's a beautiful place with a family environment. Our whole family can come up and see us play and everything.

"The visit was wonderful seeing all of the sites and everything," he adds.

Former Armwood teammate Eric Smith, older brother of Petey, is a running back at Auburn who had his first collegiate practice on Saturday.

"We just came up for the weekend and spent some time with Eric," Jackson says. "We got into town Friday about 3 p.m. We walked around the facilities and saw the practice field, weight rooms, academics (center), about everything.

"Eric has been telling me all of these wonderful things about Auburn and telling us about how college life is and everything," Jackson continues. "I wouldn't say he's pressuring us, but he is saying that it would be nice if all of us come up and play at Auburn.

"It'd be nice to have some teammates," he adds. "We joke around about it and we might have a serious talk about it."

Auburn is also recruiting defensive end Ryne Giddins, who decided not to make the unofficial visit to Auburn.

Jackson has countless offers and the ones that stand out the most are "Michigan, Illinois, Auburn, West Virginia, South Carolina and North Carolina," Jackson says. "I have a tough decision."

Asked what he was looking for in a college, Jackson responded, "If it's a family environment like the one I saw at Auburn and if I'm really close to my recruiting coordinator and position coach."

Jackson doesn't have a set timeline for making a commitment. "I really don't know," he says. "Maybe after the season. Auburn was my last visit until the official visits start. When I get back to school, that's when I'll probably start lining up official visits."

The Armwood prospects are being recruited by receivers coach Greg Knox.

"We talked to Coach Knox and Coach (Tommy) Tuberville. Coach Knox is our area recruiter," the 5-11, 175 receiver/defensive back says. "They told me I'm an athlete, so whichever side of the ball they want me to play. It really doesn't matter. Whatever will get me on the field fastest."


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