College Football Recruiting: JaBrian Niles Chooses Auburn!

Kevin McGradySenior Writer IJune 15, 2010

AUBURN, AL - SEPTEMBER 19:  Quarterback Jarrett Brown #16 of the West Virginia Mountaineers stiff arms Antonio Coleman #52 of the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Auburn, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Auburn picked up their eighth commitment today.

Defensive End Jabrian Niles is a 6’2” 268 lbs. athlete. He posses an uncanny first step, a 4.7 forty speed, and has also played quarterback. This is only part of the story.

He attended camp at Auburn and worked with defensive line Coach Tracy Rocker. While some thought he had been leaning Auburn all along, this was the deciding event. He impressed the Auburn staff and the feeling was mutual.

While this young man is currently rated as a three star recruit , he is obviously quite underrated at this point. He had legitimate offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Texas Tech and Ole Miss among others.

He accumulated over seventy tackles and several sacks while playing in the 6A division in high school. Most expect his ratings to skyrocket during his senior season. Just for reference, Antonio Coleman came to Auburn weighing about 220 lbs. at 6’2” and Quinton Groves arrived at Auburn weighing about 240 lbs. at 6’3”.  

This young man has been compared to both, but he is bigger and just as quick going into his senior season in high school. Every indication is that he has the talent and potential to be a special player at Auburn if he works hard and develops well.