Auburn football: Nehemiah Pritchett is most impactful CB since 2016

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Auburn football hasn’t had many impressive records in many of the past few seasons, but CFB Film Room lets us know that some things are still going right for the Tigers–namely the play of Nehemiah Pritchett:

A cornerback from Jackson, AL, Nehemiah Pritchett was a 3-star recruit ranked No. 17 overall in the state of Alabama in the class of 2019, according to 247Sports. He received offers from other big-name schools including SEC opponent Ole Miss, Nebraska, Indian, and Virginia Tech, but ultimately committed to Auburn in November of 2018.

As a true freshman, Pritchett saw action in six games of the 2019 season and notably recorded four total tackles against Samford University. In 2020 he played all 11 games on the schedule and racked up 25 total tackles. On Halloween night against LSU, Pritchett snatched up an interception and collected 48 yards on the return.

Nehemiah Pritchett is clearly on the up and up for Auburn football, but he’s already made a name for himself, as CFB Film Room pointed out. In the 2020 season, Pritchett allowed only 2.9 yards per target, putting him at the top of an impressive list containing Alabama ball-hawk Josh Jobe.

With Auburn recently signing 4-star JUCO cornerback Kamal Hadden and 3-star cornerback Armani Diamond to the group with Pritchett and Roger McCreary, the depth chart should be looking pretty good in the CB department:

With the Tigers’ recent strength in the CB room, Nehemiah Pritchett could be well on his way to a successful career in the NFL. For now, we’re happy to keep him with us on The Plains.

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