Where does Auburn stand with Deangelo Gibbs?
According to the No. 4 player in the class of 2017, the Tigers are as much involved as the other 44 schools — according to his count — that have offered.
But Gibbs did acknowledge to the AJC’s SEC Country on Friday night that his relationship with Auburn is in good shape.
“I like them a lot,” Gibbs said. “I go down there as much as I can. I like them a lot. I do. I keep in contact with (secondary coach Travaris Robinson) and (coach Gus Malzahn) all the time.”
The Tigers were represented by Robinson at Peachtree Ridge High School’s away game against North Gwinnett. Gibbs, who threw a touchdown in the first half, said he and Robinson speak fairly often about the status of Auburn’s secondary.
“They have a young secondary, young defensive backs,” Gibbs said. “They’re picking things up. After some losses, they realize what they need to change. They have some players that aren’t ready to be out there yet. Coach Robinson and I always talk about the secondary. They’ll start picking things up.”
Auburn is one of many schools on Gibbs’ radar. He’s also been closely associated with UGA, Alabama and Tennessee, among others. The 5-star cornerback will take an unofficial visit to Tennessee on Saturday with his teammate and cousin Nigel Warrior.
“I’m looking for a win from Tennessee,” Gibbs said. “They go up big all the time and they’ll slip up at the end.”