Deon Johnson likes two

Deon Johnson, wide receiver from Spanish Fort, Ala., is one of the top overall prospects in his home state. Johnson might decide to make an early decision after a few recent visits. Andrew Bone has the latest news...


"I've enjoyed the process so far," said Deon Johnson. "I went to Alabama and Auburn's junior days. I liked everything about them. I've just enjoyed everything so far.

"Alabama was the first school to offer me. I felt really happy to get that first offer. I never thought I would have an offer to play for a college. They said they like my ability on the field. They like my strength when I break tackles."

The 6-foot, 180-pound athlete had 19 receiving touchdowns during his junior season. That's where Johnson says the Tide likes him for their program.

"The coaches are telling me they can get me the ball," he said. "I really like the Alabama coaching staff. I like the school. I like their weight program."

Johnson is hearing from several schools including Auburn, Louisville, LSU, Mississippi State, North Craolina State and Nebraska. Auburn is also showing strong interest.

"The Auburn coaches told me they like me a lot," Johnson said. "They told me all they needed to do is take a look at my transcripts. I like Auburn. I like their fans. They have a good staff."

Johnson has a pair of favorites from different conferences.

"I really like Alabama and Nebraska," he said. "I have never been out to Nebraska. I would like to visit. I always play with them on NCAA.

Johnson knows what he is seeking in a school and knows what he brings to the table. He also recognizes an area to improve.

"I want to go to a school that will throw the ball," he said. "I feel like I am best at catching the ball and breaking through tackles. I want to run my routes a little faster.

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