FOLEY, Ala. -- JaBrian Niles is picking up right where he left off.
After a standout senior season at Davidson High School, the Auburn commitment is one of the more impressive players on the Alabama roster as they prepare to face Mississippi Saturday in the annual Alabama-Mississippi All-star Classic.
Demopolis coach Tom Causey, who is coaching the defensive line for Alabama, has been impessed with Niles play this week.
“It’s phenomenal how quick that big joker is,” Causey said. “He does a great job, is a very coachable kid and is very intelligent. He’s going to be a good player wherever he goes.
“He’s big. He’s fast. He’s physical. What else can you say about him.”
Niles, who is listed on the roster as 6-foot-2, 262 pounds, is just relishing the experience, especially hanging out with the other four Auburn commitments.
“It’s very fun just hanging out with them and seeing their personalities and how much we have in common,” Niles said. “I also get to hang out with a lot of cool people from different schools I never met before.
“So far, it’s been a fun, great experience.”
Niles said he will officially visit Auburn in January although he hasn’t set a firm date. He doesn’t plan to visit any other schools and said he’s 100 percent committed to Auburn.
“I feel great about my commitment knowing Auburn is SEC Champions and might be National Champions,” he said. “It’s just great seeing them come so far and do so many great things.”
The Classic will be played Saturday at 1 pm CT at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile.