Johnson Bonds With Others At Big Cat Weekend

Four-star running back Kerryon Johnson talks about his latest visit to the Auburn campus.

Madison, Ala.--After missing out on Big Cat Weekend last year, four-star running back Kerryon Johnson came to the Plains over the weekend hoping to soak in the experience and bond with his fellow commitments.

On Saturday, he did just that, saying he got to spend time with quarterback Tyler Queen, offensive guard Kaleb Kim and fellow running back commitment Jovon Robinson, among others.

"(It was) just getting to know the other recruits more, just getting to know what they're like, how they bond with me," Johnson said.

"The one thing they talked about a lot, and I firmly believe, is the family aspect," Johnson noted. "There was a lot of families there, a lot of different recruits. It's unlike any other visit. You don't talk about football a lot. You just talk about family, and you do family things, and I thought that was great."

Johnson said he is excited about the addition of Robinson to AU's commitment list and that he was hoping he would come to the Plains after the coaching staff told him they were pursuing the five-star running back.

"I watched his highlights a couple times--he is really good," Johnson said. "The way I see it is I don't take a pounding--so I don't take a pounding, he doesn't take a pounding."

The Madison Academy standout said that he has bonded the most with Queen out of all the current commitments. "He was the first to kind of talk to me and got me used to Auburn," he said.

Overall, Johnson said he likes the versatility of the class Auburn has recruited so far. He also said he's excited that the Tigers just added four-star fullback Chandler Cox to the commitment list.

Johnson said he still plans to take official visits to Florida State and Alabama in the fall, although he hasn't set dates for the trips yet.

As for the trip to Big Cat Weekend, Johnson said it was just good to get back on the Plains.

"Every time I come down, nothing changes," he said. "It's great every time."


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