Loeffler Impresses Johnson On Visit

Quarterback Jeremy Johnson talks about his junior day visit to Auburn and talking with Scot Loeffler.

Montgomery, Ala.—It has been a big week for junior football/basketball standout Jeremy Johnson. Helping lead Carver to the Class 6A Final Four with games of 28 and 30 points earlier this week, on Saturday he took a visit to Auburn's Junior Day to meet and talk with offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler.

With a good relationship built with Gus Malzahn, Johnson said it was important for him to meet and spend some time with Loeffler. After doing just that Johnson said it couldn't have gone any better.

"Talking to Coach Loeffler was great," Johnson said. "He's about the funniest and best coach I've ever talked to. He was excited to see me. He talked about developing quarterbacks and developing guys like Tom Brady and Tim Tebow. Coach Loeffler is a great coach and I look forward to working with him. I'm probably going to camp this summer just to work with him. He's a great coach."

Known for producing at the quarterback position and with a history of coaching guys at a high level, Loeffler is a guy that Johnson said demands respect when talking about the position.

"It means a lot (to get to talk with him)," Johnson said. "He's been through it. He's telling me that he knows what it's like to be in my shoes. Learning from him I know I could learn a lot. He's just a great coach to be around.

"Since Coach Malzahn left and me waiting around to see who the new offensive coordinator was going to be I wanted to talk with him," he added. "I'm happy that I made it up there to meet him."

Saying that Auburn was his leader at the moment, Johnson said at the moment he's looking at the Tigers in both football and basketball with LSU, Oklahoma, Louisville and Ole Miss also in the mix on the football side. In basketball Johnson said Alabama, Mississippi State and Georgia are the schools he's looking at for basketball in addition to the Tigers.

This week Johnson will try to lead the Wolverines to the 6A title after his big week in Montgomery helped his team advance to the final four. Carver will face Hoover at 10:30 on Friday morning for the right to play for the title.

"I had to step up because one of our key players was down," Johnson said. "It's not really much pressure. It's nothing that I've never been through before. It's going great right now. We're happy that we're going to Birmingham."

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