4-Star DB Prospect Looking for Auburn Offer

Class of 2015 football prospect Octavis Johnson is getting attention from SEC programs.

Homerville, Ga.--Two-way football standout Octavis Johnson is hoping to pick up scholarship offer number six after visiting the Auburn campus o to spend time with Gus Malzahn and other members of the AU staff.

"Everything was good," said Johnson, who is rated as a four-star cornerback prospect by Scout.com. "I liked the practices and I got to meet all the coaches."

Being recruited to play in the secondary by Auburn cornerbacks coach Melvin Smith, the class of 2015 prospect said he believes the Tigers are very interested. "They are probably going to offer me soon," Johnson said. "He (Smith) said he is going to come down to the school to see me.

"They like my size because I am tall and I could probably play both cornerback and safety," Johnson said of Auburn's interest.

South Carolina, his early favorite, Florida State, Clemson, Georgia Tech and Kentucky have already offered. All are recruiting him as a defensive back.

Georgia Tech is also looking at him as a quarterback, one of the positions he plays for Clinch County High. "It doesn't matter to me whether I play defense or offense," Johnson said.

Commenting on why the Gamecocks stand out to him, the class of 2015 prospect said, "They were one of the first offers I got and I keep in touch with the coaches a lot."

Johnson has performed well at several football camps for prospects.

A starter for his high school football team since his ninth grade year, Johnson also starts in basketball and runs on the 4x100 and 4x200 relay squads on Clinch County High track team.

Johnson said his combination of speed and size are his best assets on a football field. He noted that he is 6-0, 185 pounds.

Pointing out that he was impressed with Auburn's first spring scrimmage on Saturday, he said that an offer from AU would put the Tigers on his favorites list. "I plan to come back to Auburn for a camp this summer," he said.

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