AUBURN, Ala. — Few recruits have regularly visited Auburn as much as AJ Terrell has since the start of the year.
The four-star cornerback was one of several high-value targets to make the trek to the Plains over the weekend for Auburn’s A-Day spring game.
“The whole vibe … I’m feeling good. I plan on coming up again,” said Terrell, who has visited Auburn four times since January.
“I love Auburn, to be honest. It’s close to the house. It’s just a great school.”
Defensive backs coach Wesley McGriff has led the charge for Terrell, who resides in the Metro Atlanta area and attends Westlake High School, the former home to Auburn quarterback Cam Newton.
After watching Auburn’s secondary perform over the weekend, he feels he could work his way into a starting role with the Tigers if he were to commit.
“They stand out a little bit,” Terrell said of the defensive backs. “They need help a little bit. A lot of folks are leaving, a lot of their players are leaving and I can step in and help the team out.”
The Tigers aren’t the only ones pursuing the Atlanta cornerback. Florida, Georgia and South Carolina are among his early favorites. But Terrell said he definitely feels wanted at Auburn.
“I’m a top priority for them,” said Terrell, who is rated the No. 20 cornerback in the 2017 recruiting cycle, according to the 247Sports composite. “I keep in touch with Coach Crime (Dog). He’s recruiting me hard and showing me a lot of love.”
Terrell plans on returning for another visit soon.