Jeremy Brown, the 5-foot-10, 170 pound four-star defensive back from Boone High School in Orlando, Fla., took an official visit to Auburn on Sept. 1 and now says the Tigers are his top choice.
"I think it would be safe to say that they are in the lead," Brown said after his visit. "They really set the standard high and it'll be hard for any team to match that."
Brown, ranked the No. 15 cornerback in the country by Scout.com, visited Auburn for the Kansas State game and his player host was (sophomore defensive back) Jerraud Powers. "The game time atmosphere was unbelievable," he said. "The whole trip was more than I expected.
"I had been to Auburn during the summer, so I knew the campus and I learned all about the academics already," he said. "This visit was to see the game day atmosphere. The Tiger Walk before the game was crazy. It really gets everyone going and it seems like the whole town of Auburn shows up for the Tiger Walk. Also the intensity of the stadium gave me the chills. They have a new high-definition Jumbotron which is huge and really nice, plus we were sitting so close I felt like I was part of the game.
"I also really liked how intense the coaches were," Brown said. "I got to go into the locker room during half-time and that was a great experience. They were losing during most of the game and the adjustments the coaches made really made a difference. They were really fired up and thorough and it was great that they won the game because all the players were in a good mood afterward and we had fun just hanging out. I can really see myself being an Auburn Tiger.
Brown says that Auburn now leads slightly over Georgia, North Carolina, Florida and LSU. All of his favorites have offered (over 30 total).
On Sept. 8, Brown visits Georgia. "They looked really good against Oklahoma State," he said. "I really believe that Florida, Georgia, LSU and Auburn all have a shot to be in it until the end. They are all top teams.
"LSU's defense looked unstoppable and they killed Mississippi State," Brown said. "They'll definitely be a top team this year."
Brown will visit the LSU on Oct. 6 for the Florida game. "That should be a great game," he said.
He visits the Gators on Sept. 15 for the Tennessee game. "I talk with (recruiting coordinator) Chuck Heater a lot," he said. "He's a good guy and I have a great relationship with all the coaches at Florida. They told me their secondary is a little shaky and that they really need a cornerback in this class. They said that they can see me in their uniform and that they want to keep Florida guys in Florida.
"I've met them all and been to Florida like three or four times, so I'm really just looking to see what the game day atmosphere there is like and how it compares to Auburn."
Brown also says he plans to visit North Carolina in October, but doesn't have an exact date set.
Boone High School started their season with a 10-3 victory over Lake Mary on Aug. 31. Brown had four receptions for 60 yards.
He reports a 3.0 core GPA and a 910 SAT.