Malzahn's offense intrigues Jason Smith 

December, 5, 2012
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New Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn is already familiar with current Tigers’ commitment Jason Smith (Mobile, Ala./McGill-Toolen). He tried to recruit the four-star athlete to Arkansas State when he was still the coach there, and the two have kept in touch since back when Malzahn was the AU offensive coordinator.

Now, Smith is excited about the opportunity to play for a coach he knows, mainly because of the offense Malzahn is bringing with him.

Jason Smith
Greg Ostendorf/ESPN.comAuburn commit Jason Smith feels he has a better chance of sticking at quarterback under new coach Gus Malzahn.
“All I can say is War Eagle,” Smith said. “I’m excited really, especially about the past offenses he has run. The offense he runs is successful. It was successful with Cam Newton. There aren’t too many Cam Newtons out there, but he made a big impact, running that offense and making plays that other people couldn’t make. The offense itself speaks for itself.”