Productive Receiver Talks About Auburn Visit

Jarren Johnson talks about his trip to Auburn and about meeting offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler.

Jackson, Ala.—One of the most productive players from the state of Alabama in the 2013 recruiting class, wide receiver Jarren Johnson, took his second visit to Auburn and said he enjoyed his chance to get to talk with the coaching staff and see the facilities.

"It was a great experience to be able to come back," Johnson said. "Nothing has changed. It's always the same at Auburn. It's a real good family atmosphere up there. I love it."

One of the biggest things for Johnson was being able to sit down and talk with Auburn's new offensive coordinator, Scot Loeffler, while on his visit. Known for coaching quarterbacks, Loeffler wants to improve Auburn's passing game and that means getting more production from the wide receivers. That's music to the ears for Johnson.

"He's a real great guy," Johnson said of Loeffler. "He was talking about how he is going to have some new offensive things. It sounds like it's going to be good to be there.

"He knows his stuff," he added. "He knows his craft. To be able to coach some of the greats, I would love to play under him."

Jarren Johnson

Another person Johnson had the opportunity to talk with was quarterback Clint Moseley. Long-time friends, growing up in the same area, Johnson said he liked what Moseley had to say about his time at Auburn and his experiences playing for the Tigers.

"Clint is like family to me," Johnson said. "He's from like right down there beside me. He was just telling me how it's a great atmosphere up there."

Still waiting on an offer from Auburn and other major programs, Johnson noted that the Tigers are very interested and want to get a better look at him in the coming weeks and months.

"They told me they're really interested in me right now," Johnson said. "Coach (Chizik) was telling me he wants me to come up to some of the spring practices as soon as possible. They haven't talked about an offer yet."

Coming off a season in which he caught 66 passes for 1,076 yards and 13 touchdowns, Johnson is a versatile player who is equally dangerous catching the ball and running after the catch. He showed that in the 4A title game last season. Catching a Super Six record 10 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns, he also added 96 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries when he was needed to play some at tailback for the Aggies.

That performance has already earned him a handful of offers and more are likely to come down the line for Johnson.

"I just got offered by Arkansas State the other day," Johnson said. "I also have offers from Jacksonville State, Idaho State and Troy. That's it right now. It's amazing to be able to have offers already. It's good."


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