Committed Teammates Talk Auburn Visit

Committed to Oklahoma and Florida respectively, teammates Greg Bryant and Roderick Johnson talk about their visit to Auburn over the weekend.

Delray Beach, Fla.—Teammates Greg Bryant and Roderick Johnson from American Heritage School are both committed to powerhouse football programs already, but over the weekend both took a trip to check out the Auburn Tigers and came away impressed by Gene Chizik's program and the campus as a whole.

A four-star running back that has already given a verbal to the Oklahoma Sooners, Bryant is a powerful back that is rated the number eight runner in the country by Scout.com. Getting his first look at Auburn he said there is a lot to like about the Tigers.

"Everything went good," Bryant said. "We met all the coaches and everybody. I like the way they run things around there. It's a good program. I just know they have a lot of history and I like that about them. It's a good fit."

With a long history of producing quality running backs going from Tucker Fredrickson to William Andrews to Joe Cribbs and James Brooks and later with Bo Jackson, Ronnie Brown and Carnell Williams. That's something that Bryant said the Tigers and Coach Curtis Luper made clear when talking with him.

"They talked about everybody and all the running backs and history they have," Bryant said. "It's pretty good.

"He's cool," he added of Luper. "He's a real cool person. He's funny. I can vibe with him. He's just a good person."

A commitment to the Sooners at the moment, Bryant said following his visit that Auburn is in the mix and he hopes to get another look at the Tigers down the road in addition to another SEC school.

"Auburn is up on my list," Bryant said. "I'm committed to Oklahoma but I could see myself at Auburn. That would be a good fit too. I'll definitely take an official visit to Auburn. I visited South Carolina last weekend and they are in there too."

Roderick Johnson and Greg Bryant

Also looking at both Auburn and South Carolina in addition to his commitment is Johnson. Visiting along with Bryant, he said he enjoyed everything about his time on the Plains.

"It went really well," Johnson said. "I had a great time. We hung out with the players for a little bit and toured the campus. It was a really nice place to be around and a good college campus."

With Auburn focusing on a smaller number of offensive linemen in this class, Johnson said he's still waiting on an offer from the Tigers. He said he did have a chance to sit down and talk with Coach Jeff Grimes however and that went well.

"We talked for about 30 minutes and watched my highlight tape," Johnson said. "He showed me a couple of videos of his offensive line. I think Auburn is a good school and I would consider playing there. He said they are interested and like the way I finish all my blocks. He said that's what they're looking for in a program because they want to have the toughest offensive line."

A firm commitment to the Gators at the moment, Johnson said he would definitely consider both Auburn and South Carolina down the road especially if he gets an offer from the Tigers.

"I just like the toughness of the program," Johnson said of Auburn. "They are really aggressive on offense. They try to score. The defense gets the ball back. It's just everything I'm looking for."


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