Prospect Says That Auburn Is A Good Fit

A highly regarded prospect discusses what he likes about the Auburn University football program.

Powder Springs, Ga.--Sometimes a decision just feels right. That is what offensive lineman Jarrod Britt from McEachern High says about his decision to sign with the Auburn Tigers.

After committing early in the year to Clemson, he says that he just didn't feel comfortable about that move. After a visit to Auburn on the Sunday following the Alabama game in Tuscaloosa along with visits by offensive coordinator Bobby Petrino and offensive line Coach Hugh Nall, Britt says that made him realize Auburn was the place he wanted to be.

Jarrod Britt

"I've been thinking high on Auburn for a long time," Britt tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "Just meeting my position coach and knowing that he's the best in the country. He's the best in the country in my opinion, by far. I didn't second guess my decision and I'm comfortable with my decision. The winning tradition is going to be there as is the chance to win a national championship."

A 6-5, 273-pound beast on the field with the strength to drive defenders off the ball and the agility and quickness to pull on the corner, he is considered by many to be one of the top offensive line prospects in the South. With 4.9 speed in the 40-yard dash and a 370-pound bench press, it's no wonder that many of the top schools have been hot on his trail since he decided that his very early commitment to Clemson was not what he wanted to do.

That's when Auburn came into the picture. After that fateful visit to the Plains along with visits to all of his favorites, Britt says that along with his family, he decided to be an Auburn Tiger.

"I weighed my options out and I don't see a school better," Britt notes. "I can't find anything better. Nothing can get better."

With visits scheduled for South Carolina on December 13, Auburn on January 10, Florida on January 17 and a tentative visit set with Alabama for the 24th of the month, he notes that those won't be necessary anymore with the exception of his visit to Auburn.

"I visited all the schools I was interested in," Britt notes. "I've been to every one of the schools, but Auburn just fits me perfect."

Britt says that his only plans for the coming months are to get himself in as good of shape as possible to be ready for two-a-days in August. That shouldn't be a problem for a player that loves to work out and lives in the gym.

"I'm going to train like a madman over here," Britt says of his plans between now and next August. "I have a training partner that is a state champion power lifter and my dad is a power lifter. He's an old broken down man though," Britt jokes.

Britt becomes Auburn's 13th verbal commitment for the Class of 2003. He joins 6-7, 275 offensive tackle King Dunlap from Brentwood, Tenn. Academy as the latest of the group. Auburn's other commitments are from: 6-3, 250, defensive end Josh Thompson from Statesboro, Ga., High.

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