AUBURN, Ala. — Former Auburn football player Antwuan Jackson Jr. sent a positive message to his old teammates and coaches Wednesday after his recent transfer saga.
Jackson, who left the team in May after redshirting his freshman season with the Tigers, tweeted he has “no hard feelings” toward Auburn coaches. The program reportedly blocked him from transferring to any SEC school, along with Clemson and Ohio State, last month.
“I would like to thank the former/current Auburn coaches for giving me the opportunity to play football at the next level,” Jackson wrote. “I had a great experience at Auburn. I have a lot of love for [Auburn defensive line coach Rodney Garner, who] I knew five years before committing to Auburn. … There are no hard feelings between myself and the coaches.”
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Thank you 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/OCignFXYvA
— ⭐️Antwuan Jackson⭐️ (@Hercules__52) July 5, 2017
Jackson signed with Blinn Community College in Texas — which once had former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton on its roster — late last month. He will be able to transfer to any school he chooses after his time at Blinn.
Jackson tweeted his frustration toward Auburn for its transfer restrictions on him multiple times last month:
This is so unfair how there blocking me from a school that recruited me out of school. So inconsistent with their transfer restrictions 💯 https://t.co/BjMmbNfeEA
— ⭐️Antwuan Jackson⭐️ (@Hercules__52) June 13, 2017
— ⭐️Antwuan Jackson⭐️ (@Hercules__52) June 16, 2017
Jackson said in his note he “needed a new start” after sitting out his freshman season on the Plains. He said he will continue to root for “his brothers” and fellow 2016 defensive line signees Marlon Davidson and Derrick Brown.
The Georgia native was a top-50 recruit in the class of 2016. However, due to Auburn’s great depth at defensive tackle, he didn’t see the field last fall.