No position needed more help immediately from this recruiting class than the safety position. With Tray Matthews, Stephen Roberts and Nick Ruffin all graduating at the end of the 2017 season, the Auburn coaching staff knew they needed to land some early impact players at this position in the 2018 class.
They have done just that in 4* Jamien Sherwood.
Hailing from Jensen Beach, FL, Sherwood is an old school football player. He has played basically every position for his team outside of offensive line and defensive tackle. He’s a guy that clearly loves contact and thrives off of competition.
To me, Sherwood is at his best when he’s playing close to the line of scrimmage. My guess is Auburn starts him off at the strong safety position when he arrives next month. He’s a big kid at 6’2” 195 lbs and at times looks more like a linebacker than a safety.
But that’s not to say he can’t make plays in coverage either. The rangy defender has outstanding hands and does a good job of reading quarterback’s eyes. You take a risk throwing the ball to his side of the field.
It’s hard to not be excited about the safety pair of Sherwood and 4* Quindarious Monday. They are both long DBs who aren’t afraid to take your head off if given the chance. I think both will have a chance to see the field early. At a minimum, I expect Sherwood to be a force on Auburn’s special teams units but also fully expect him to find his way into Auburn’s safety rotation this spring. He’s a durn good football player.
War Eagle Jamien!