Mincy Visits Auburn, Again

Jonathon Mincy dicusses his return visit to Auburn on Saturday, his second visit of the week.

Decatur, Ga.—Southwest Dekalb High School defensive back Jonathon Mincy took a visit to Auburn last week to check out the campus. The visit wasn't enough as he returned to the Plains over the weekend with his parents.

"I came with my coach (on Tuesday) and I brought my parents back because I was very happy with it," Mincy explains. "I wanted my family to see what I saw the other day because I felt like it was a great environment. I wanted me family to see it, too.

"They liked it," he adds. "They saw that it was a good environment. I told them that it felt like a second home to me to me when I came, and they felt the same way."

Mincy does not yet have an offer from Auburn, but says he feels like he'll be getting one soon. He does have offers from Tennessee, Ole Miss, Maryland, Akron and Georgia Tech.

Tennessee is one of Mincy's favorites because Lane Kiffin and the Volunteer coaching staff were the first to offer. Asked about where Auburn stands on Mincy's list of favorites, he responds, "They're at the top, them and Tennessee right now."

Mincy, 5-10, 172 pounds, spent Saturday talking with safeties coach Tommy Thigpen and checking out the academic center with his parents.

"That's a big plus on my mom's side," Mincy says. "That's the first thing she really cares about is academics. They really stress that and I really like that. It'll keep me focused. They showed me around and I got to see how the academic part works.

"Coach Thigpen is very cool," Mincy continues. "He's very cool to talk to and we spent a lot of time together. We talked about football and how everything in my life is going right now, school-wise and with track, because I do track also. We talked about all that.

"(He said) they are very interested because they're going to be losing a lot of people in the defensive back area next year."

Mincy says he'll try to have a decision made by the summer. Before he can make the decision he is going to make a trip to Knoxville.

"I'm planning on going there this Saturday for their spring game," he explains. "It's my first visit up there. Tennessee gave me my first offer, hands down, without saying anything. When I sent my highlight tape up there it was first school to really get back to me and give me a lot of feedback about it. I really want to get up there and see the atmosphere."

Mincy, who was one of the top cornerbacks at the Scout.com combine in Decatur, Ga., last week, plans on returning to Auburn for a summer camp.

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