Top 2015 RB Enjoys Auburn Experience

Four-star running back Kerryon Johnson from Madison Academy talks about his trip to Jordan-Hare Stadium for Auburn's win over Washington State.

Madison, Ala.--Already with an offer from the Auburn Tigers and getting to know Gus Malzahn and his staff better with each passing day, 2015 running back prospect Kerryon Johnson was one of dozens of talented players on hand for Auburn's season opener Saturday night against Washington State.

Watching as the Tigers got the first win of the Malzahn era thanks in large part to a powerful rushing attack, Scout.com's number four running back in next year's class said he enjoyed everything about the trip after getting to experience Jordan-Hare Stadium on a Saturday night.

"I thought it was a great atmosphere," Johnson told Inside The Auburn Tigers. "It a packed house in there and they were on their feet 24-7. It was just loud and that's that stuff you want to play in. It was a great atmosphere."

A complete running back that has added more power to his game as a junior, Johnson said that seeing the running game in action and especially the big-play potential from guys like Corey Grant was exciting for him.

"I saw that they have a great running game and they get their running backs the ball whether it's a screen or handing it off," Johnson said. "Their running backs were successful, so that's good news.

"I could, but I have a little ways to go speed-wise to match up with him," he added of Grant's performance. "I could see himself in that kind offense."

Getting the opportunity to mingle with Auburn commitments such as Tre Williams, DeShaun Davis, Justin Thornton, Racean Thomas, Nick Ruffin, Stanton Truitt and others from the 2014 class and Tyler Queen from 2015, Johnson said he's already getting a push from those guys about Auburn but he's just taking things in stride.

"It went great," Johnson said. "Just being able to talk with players you get the inside view on everything and how the coaches really are. I have heard nothing but positive things. It's just one great thing after another.

"They're on me a little bit, but you can't let it affect you too much," he added of getting a push from Auburn's commitments. "You do have to listen to them though because they know everything about the school. It's just great to hear from them too."

It was the end to a perfect football weekend for Johnson as his Madison Academy team avenged one of its two losses from the 2012 season in grand fashion with a 48-6 beating of the Tanner Rattlers. In the game Johnson ran for 138 yards and a touchdown on just nine carries, including an 80-yard run. He also added an interception on defense in a game he said was a long time coming.

"That was great," he said of the big win. "We had been waiting a long time for that game to come up. To dominate like that was a tremendous feeling."

Johnson and Madison Academy take on Lauderdale County this Friday night.


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