Defensive Tackle Likes Visit to Auburn

Class of 2015 football prospect Quentez Johnson talks about his unofficial visit to Auburn to check out Coach Gus Malzahn's Auburn program.

Ellenwood, Ga.--Cedar Grove High School junior defensive tackle Quentez Johnson already has a good start on picking up scholarship offers. After visiting Auburn on Saturday he noted that he would like another one from Coach Gus Malzahn's Tigers.

"I enjoyed my visit and I am looking forward to coming back to Auburn," the 6-3, 315-pound prospect said. "I learned a lot about Auburn and its program. I liked it a lot."

Johnson said he has offers from Mississippi State, Michigan State, Illinois, South Florida and North Carolina State so far. He notes that he is interested in playing college football in the SEC and if Auburn comes through with an offer the Tigers are a real possibility.

"I like Auburn," he said. "I like how everybody is a family. The players say they communicate together and that it is a really good program on the rise."

Johnson toured the facilities and spent time with Auburn's coaching staff. "I hung out with Coach (Dameyune) Craig. He is cool. I got to talk with Coach (Rodney) Garner. He is real down to earth. I talked to Coach Gus. They are all cool. They are like a family."

The defensive tackle said he is already focusing on the 2014 football season. "I think I have a lot to work on coming into my senior season coming off a very good junior season," he said. "I had 65 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and three sacks.

"I didn't play football my ninth grade year, but I played and started as a 10th grader," he said. Johnson said that he felt he took a major step forward as a junior.

"I didn't have a bad first game, but my second game last season I had a breakout game," he said. "I had something like three tackles for losses and five tackles and ever since then I have been going, going to going."

Quentez Johnson

Johnson's performance as a junior earned him all-county and all-region honors in addition to attention from college coaches.

Academically, Johnson noted he is an honor student at Cedar Grove High and said the academic portion of the equation will factor into his decision on a college choice. "I want to major in computer science," he said. "I am really good with computers and I catch on fast."

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