USAAAB: Johnson Ready to Compete at Auburn

USAAAB: Johnson Ready to Compete at Auburn

Montgomery Carver (Ala.) QB Jeremy Johnson threw the game winning touchdown at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl today, and then spoke to Scout afterwards about the game and his Auburn future.

Auburn commit Jeremy Johnson complete four of six passes for 64 yards, none of them bigger than his 34 yard touchdown pass to James Quick to put his East squad up for good in today's U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

"It felt great," he said. "Coach called a great play at the end. He believed in me. I knew where James was going to be, I got it over all the defenders and it landed in his hand. I've been in that situation many times in high school, so I knew what was coming."

That play and the victory capped off what Johnson says was an outstanding week in San Antonio.

"It was great. I made a lot of new friends, all of them are great players, great guys and I really cherish this moment and this week."

Some of those new friends are guys Johnson is hoping to recruit over to Auburn with him.

"I want to say [I was recruiting Khaliel] Rodgers and [Jalen] Ramsey, but it's their decision and whatever's best for them and I hope they do well wherever they go but I talked to Marquez North and a few more."

What he's hoping those players and others will see are the same qualities Johnson saw when he chose the Tigers over offers from LSU, Mississippi, Southern Miss, and others.

"The tradition there, the fans, the school, the academics, just everything. At Auburn, it's just all about family. It's a great place to be. I can always go back. If I'm done with my sports, I can always go back to Auburn. It's close to home."

Early playing time was not a factor, but Johnson is still expecting to make a push for the starting spot as soon as he ssteps on campus.

"When I come in. As soon as I come in, I'm going in and competing for the job. It was kind of rough for them this year, so I feel like I can go in and play and that's what I'm going to do."

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