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Auburn freshman safety Jordan Colbert transferring

Michael Niziolek

mniziolek@ledger-enquirer.com

Auburn freshman safety Jordan Colbert announced he is transferring Friday night.
Auburn freshman safety Jordan Colbert announced he is transferring Friday night.

Auburn freshman safety Jordan Colbert announced Friday night he is transferring.

Colbert, who redshirted this season, will attend Holmes Community College in Mississippi.

“I wanna (sic) give thanks to Auburn University and all the people I met during my there wit (sic) that being said my recruiting will be reopened,” Colbert tweeted.

Playing for Holmes in the fall will allow Colbert to transfer back to a Division 1 team in 2017 without sitting out.  

Colbert was a 4-star recruit out of Griffin High School in Georgia. The 6-foot-1, 226-pounder chose Auburn from more than 10 offers that included Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi State.

The defensive back is the second Auburn player to transfer since the end of the season. Offensive lineman Will Adams graduated in December and already announced he will play for Boise State in the fall.

In previewing the Birmingham Bowl, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said he didn’t expect any other players than Adams to leave the program.

Holmes finished 4-5 last season with a defense that struggled at times giving up more than 40 points in three of its losses. Georgia Tech defensive back Dante Wigley also announced Friday night he was transferring to the junior college program.

Michael Niziolek covers Auburn football for the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. Email him at mniziolek@ledger-enquirer.com or follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+

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