SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS — Recently hired Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele will inherit a bevy of talented defensive lineman in this year’s recruiting cycle, including the likes of four-star defensive tackle commit Antwuan Jackson.
Jackson, who is participating in the annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl, is slated to unite with Steele following the conclusion of this week’s event and is eager to hit the ground running with the former LSU defensive coordinator.
“I just can’t wait to meet him and play for him,” Jackson told SEC Country. “I know he’s a great guy and a great coach. That’s all I know right now.”
The 6-foot-2, 305-pound senior from Cedar Grove High School (Ellenwood, Ga.) is part of a decorated class that is currently ranked No. 8 in the country, per 247Sports.com. And while Jackson is not actively recruiting players this week in San Antonio, there is one prospect, in particular, he’d like to join him and Steele — the top-rated prospect in Georgia.
“I like Derrick (Brown),” Jackson said. “He’s a great defensive tackle. I’d like to have him. It’d be great to add him. The people there are already doing great. It’d be a great defensive line.”
Currently, the Tigers have secured verbal commitments from Jackson, five-star defensive Marlon Davidson and four-star defensive end Paul James and three other three-star prospects.