Terrell Close To Pulling The Trigger?

Pelham linebacker Nigel Terrell talks about his unofficial visit to Auburn on Sunday.

Pelham, Ala.--Having already visited Auburn once this spring, standout linebacker Nigel Terrell made his second visit to the Plains on Sunday after receiving an offer from the Tigers and coach Gene Chizik earlier in the week. Wanting to learn even more about the new coaching staff, Terrell made the trip to Auburn with his mother and younger brother on Sunday and says he liked what he saw and heard from the coaches.

"It was nice," Terrell says. "We just sat around. I talked with them for a few minutes. I called them late last night and told them I was coming to talk to them. I was supposed to come Monday, but I didn't want to miss school. I talked to coach (Gene) Chizik and he had some things already lined up.

"It was quite good," he adds. "I was happy to be there. They are a really good group of guys. I enjoyed just sitting down and talking to them. It's a family and that's what I like about it."

Recently adding an offer from Florida State in addition to his earlier offer from Auburn, the 6-2, 210 Terrell is up to six offers with Kentucky, UAB, Southern Miss and Troy also on board. He says on Sunday he came close to ending his recruitment, but decided to wait a while and make sure of his decision.

"He (Chizik) just said there is no rush and whenever I feel comfortable then talk to them," Terrell says. "He said if something comes up then call them. He said if something comes up then they'll call me.

"I thought about it (on Sunday)," he adds. "I'm going to wait a little bit and talk to my family for a while. I won't wait any longer than the end of the summer. I'll have my decision by then."

Even though he admits he almost committed to Auburn on his visit, Terrell says that he doesn't have a favorite at the moment and is open to all his offering schools.

Someone that is hoping to change his mind is current Auburn commitment and fellow Pelham linebacker Jake Holland. A fierce competitor on the field, Holland is also showing that same intensity off the field as he's helping the coaches woo Terrell.

"Jake is all over me," Terrell says. "He was like, you know you've got to commit tomorrow. I've got another friend, Cory King, and he was like ‘did you talk to them? You're going to commit right?'"

Terrell says one of his reasons for visiting Auburn a second time was to continue to build a relationship with the coaching staff. He says that's important, but it's also very important for his family to be comfortable with his decision and that's why they came along on the visit as well. He says following the trip Auburn is beginning to have that feeling.

"It was very important," Terrell says. "My mom is really the basis for me committing to any school. If she doesn't approve I probably won't go to the school. I think she feels pretty strong about it (Auburn).

"It (Auburn) is starting to feel right."


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