Prospect Gets Visit From Auburn Staff

With the recruiting dead period over, one of the first prospects visited by Auburn's staff comments on his talks with AU coaches.

Lilburn, Ga.--Running back recruit Brandon Jacobs received a visit from an Auburn football assistant on Monday and talked to the man who is scheduled to be his position coach in college.

"Coach (Jimmy) Perry came by and talked to me and told me about all of the things I would be doing on my official visit to Auburn this weekend," the big running back from Parkview High School says. "We are going to have a busy weekend."

Jacobs also notes he got a call from Curtis Luper, who new head coach Gene Chizik hired on Friday to coach the running backs for the Tigers.

"He seems like a really good guy and I enjoyed talking to him," Jacobs says. "He talked about becoming a part of the Auburn family and the family atmosphere the team will have at Auburn.

"He also talked about when I get to Auburn as a freshman I will have a shot to play if I deserve it," Jacobs adds. "He said he isn't a senior guy who plays the seniors just because they are seniors. He says he will play the best guy for the job, the guy who earns it, even if he is a freshman. That is exciting to hear."

Jacobs points out that he is expected to get an in-home visit later this month from Chizik and notes he is looking forward to visiting Auburn this weekend and spending time with the new AU coaching staff. Jacobs says he continues to feel good about his commitment to the Tigers.

Prior to Christmas before recruiting went into a dead period, Perry and Joe Whitt from the Auburn staff came by his home to visit him. On that visit he also talked to Chizik via telephone and will get in person time with the new Auburn head coach this weekend.

Jacobs, a 6-0, 237-pounder, rushed for 1,577 yards with 19 touchdowns as a senior and made close to 50 tackles in part-time duty at linebacker.

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