Big QB Planning to Play for the Tigers

Coach Gene Chizik's Tigers picked up a big commitment from a big quarterback prospect.

Montgomery, Ala.--Quarterback Jeremy Johnson visited Auburn on Sunday and headed home as the Tigers' ninth verbal commitment for next year's signee class.

Johnson told Inside the Auburn Tigers that he has developed a good relationship with new AU offensive coordinator and quarterback coach, Scot Loeffler, and that heavily influenced his decision to wrap up recruiting early.

"My relationship with Coach Loeffler is great," Johnson said. "He's a great guy. I enjoy being around him."

Johnson noted that Loeffler told him that the coach liked what he saw of Johnson when checking him out in spring football workouts.

"He came out and watched me throw in the spring game last Friday," said Johnson. "He was excited. He said he wanted me to commit while I was on the field practicing. That shows that he loves me and is looking forward to me being his quarterback."

Rated a four-star prospect by, the six-foot-six Class of 2013 prospect has been a football star at Carver High since his sophomore season.

As a sophomore he threw for 2,700 yards and 26 touchdowns. Last season he threw for 2,380 yards and 22 scores.

Jeremy Johnson is shown in warmups before a Carver game.

A fan of SEC football, other early SEC offers arrived from LSU and Ole Miss and colleges such as Purdue, Houston, Southern Mississippi and Tulane.

Johnson also has a scholarship offer from Auburn in basketball after an outstanding junior season. He is considered one of the top basketball prospects in the state as a small forward after leading his team to the Class 6A state title earlier this year. He scored 28 points in the semi-finals and 30 points in the championship game.

Johnson is shown in hoops action as a junior.

Commenting on Johnson, recruiting analyst Chad Simmons said, "Johnson is a big quarterback that has no issues seeing down the field or over the line of scrimmage. He is an athlete, too, with good mobility on the football field. He needs to work on his footwork, transitioning his weight as he throws the football and his release. He tends to push the ball more than throw it at times. Johnson has a lot of raw talent, he is a tall QB with athleticism, and he has a lot of potential."

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