As of Wednesday, both Auburn and Georgia were in the bidding to host Atlanta safety Nigel Warrior for his final official visit.
He has arrived at a decision.
Per his mother, Tangie, the four-star safety will use his fifth official visit to make a mid-week trek to Auburn. He and his mother will be on campus on Thursday.
The decision comes on the heels of an in-home visit with several members of the Tigers coaching staff, including coach Gus Malzahn. Warrior’s mother told SEC Country that the opportunity to see the field early was eye-opening.
“The most important part that kind of got him was their need for him to be there and how early he would be able to actually get on the field and play,” she said.
“That’s what made him think, ‘OK,’ as of yesterday, ‘I should really take a look at it. He likes the school. He was kind of disappointed — same with Alabama — about losing a coach he had built a relationship with.”
Warrior conceded to SEC Country two weeks ago that he was no longer considering the Tigers in light of the departures of Will Muschamp and Travaris Robinson. Evidently, Auburn has done enough in recent weeks to force him to do a double-take.
Warrior, the No. 4 safety in the country, is scheduled to take an official visit to Alabama this weekend followed by one to Tennessee on Jan. 29.
All rankings are according to the 247Sports Composite