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Big Lineman Netori Johnson Enjoys Return Visit To Auburn And Opportunity To Meet With Herb Hand

Big offensive lineman Netori Johnson discusses his visit to Auburn over the weekend and gives his impressions of new offensive line Coach Herb Hand.

Ellenwood, Ga.--Previously committed to Alabama, massive four-star offensive lineman Netori Johnson has been a frequent visitor to check out the Auburn Tigers and Saturday he was back on the campus along with several family members. Using the opportunity to get to know more about new offensive line Coach Herb Hand, Johnson said it was a good day for him.

“I had a very good time,” Johnson said. “I came down with family this time instead of coaches and I also brought my girlfriend down with me. She loved it and said he might up attending the school. I like Auburn, everybody knows that. I had a good time, especially with Coach Hand.”

While Auburn is very much in the picture for him there are still several schools in the mix, including Alabama. He said that he will be back in Tuscaloosa this coming weekend and after that he’ll have a better idea of where things stand.

“I’m going to calculate that all back up between Georgia, Auburn and Alabama,” he said following the visit. “It might not change. It might change. I just have to see right now because I haven’t taken all three of those visits yet.

“I’m glad I re-opened things by decommitting because I just didn’t feel right coming to other schools or talking to other coaches,” he added.

As he continues to evaluate his top schools one of the things that could work in Auburn’s favor is having Hand on campus. A coach he continues to learn more about, Hand’s personality is something that stands out to Johnson already and he’s looking forward to getting to learn more about him.

“Herb Hand, that’s my dog,” Johnson said. “I’m liking him, I’m digging him. He’s a great coach. We sat down and watched my film and he taught me some things in just a matter of a few minutes about technique and my hat placement and things like that. Herb is a great coach.”


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