Nashville, Tenn..--A top 2018 wide receiver prospect and also a top basketball player in Tennessee out of Brentwood Academy, four-star Camron Johnson was on the Auburn campus on Saturday to check out the Tigers. Spending time with the staff and players, Johnson said he enjoyed everything about his first look at the program.
“It was a great visit,” the 5-11, 180 Johnson said. “Just to come down on more of a “chill” day and get to hang out with the coaches and see everything that Auburn has to offer from the academic perspective to the off-the-field like and their facilities, it was definitely a great visit.”
Already with an offer from the Auburn Tigers along with Illinois, Louisville, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Vanderbilt, Johnson is still a long way from making a decision. With that in mind he said visits like the one he took to Auburn are important for him to get an early feel for schools he wants to take a closer look at later in the process.
“It’s definitely to see some of the schools I’m interested in and to see what they’re like,” Johnson said. “To be able to see some of their interest in me and to know what it would be like if I came to that school in the future.”
Something the visit gave Johnson a chance to do is get to know Auburn wide receiver Coach Kodi Burns much better. Already familiar with some of the staff, he said Burns was someone he enjoyed getting to sit down and talk with.
“I definitely liked him,” Johnson said. “He was more of a cool guy. He related to me a lot and knew what it was like to be a multi-sport athlete. He played at Auburn so to be able to get some of his insight and his advice when it comes to the recruiting process and to get to hang out with him was definitely an important experience.”
Saying he wouldn’t make a decision until next summer or possibly after his senior football season, Johnson said even though he’s still much wide open about his schools very early in the process he feels like Auburn is one he’ll keep a close eye on.
“They’re definitely a school I’m considering high up there,” Johnson said. “The visit definitely helped a lot because it was the first time I’ve actually gotten to visit Auburn. It was an important day for me as far as where Auburn stands with my top schools.”