Young Wide Receiver Talks About Auburn Visit

Jalen Johnson from Oneonta High School is hoping that interest from Auburn and Alabama will boost his interest from other colleges and will soon start getting offers.

Oneonta, Ala.--Young receiver prospect Jalen Johnson took a visit to Alabama during the spring and also was able to make one to the Plains as well as he visited Auburn for a spring practice.

"I liked the coaches," Johnson said of his trip to Auburn. "The coaches are nice, and I liked walking on the field. I got to meet with (receivers coach) Trooper Taylor and Gene Chizik."

Johnson got to meet with Chizik for a few minutes before leaving campus. "He said he wanted to meet me and meet my family," Johnson noted. "He said he wants me to come down to Auburn more."

Johnson is shown in last year's Super Six loss to Jackson High School.

Asked about the practice he watched at Auburn, the class of 2014 prospect responded, "It was good. It was real fast. It's different from high school. Trooper screams a lot a practice. I like him though. He's a real good coach."

Oneonta High School started the 2011 season 6-2, but got on a hot streak behind Johnson and fellow receiver Alvin Scott. The team won six consecutive games before dropping the season finale.

"We made it to the state championship, but we got beat by Jackson though," Johnson said. "We had a good season. It couldn't have been better than that."

At 6-2 and 180 pounds, Johnson said the last time he ran a 40-yard dash was a long time ago, and he clocked in at 4.9 seconds. However, young players running 40s without preparation aren't always indicative of their actual game speed.

Commenting on his visit to Alabama for a junior day, Johnson said, "It was good. We got to visit the weight room and all of that, but we didn't watch them practice though. It was pretty much the same."

Johnson, who also plays basketball at Oneonta, is getting very little recruiting attention outside of the state to this point. He doesn't have any offers yet. "Illinois sent me a camp (invite), but so far it's just Alabama and Auburn," he said.


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