Jarrett Stidham opens up on why he chose Auburn
Jarrett Stidham left Baylor because of Art Briles, and turns out that his former coach is the same reason he’s going to Auburn.
“I think initially, I kind of thought about (the Tigers) and one of the reasons was because Coach Briles and Coach Malzahn had a good relationship. So I knew he trusted Coach Malzahn,” Stidham told 247Sports’ Keith Niebuhr Sunday.
Stidham, who left Baylor in July after Briles was fired, announced his commitment to Auburn Saturday night. He played one season in Waco, and will have three years of eligibility remaining with the Tigers, starting this fall.
The quarterback position was an issue for Gus Malzahn and the Tigers all season. After an unsuccessful 1-2 start, the three-man rotation was scrapped in favor of naming Sean White the starter, with occasional appearances off the bench from John Franklin III. Jeremy Johnson started in place of the injured White against Alabama A&M and Alabama to end the regular season. Auburn’s passing offense is currently ranked No. 112 of 128.
Florida and Texas A&M also recruited Stidham, who was ranked the No. 1 JUCO prospect of the 2017 class by 247Sports.