Big Line Prospect Has Early Interest in AU

This Memphis standout is receiving attention from some of the country's top programs.

Memphis, Tenn.--Whitehaven High in Memphis has a history of putting out very good football players and this season one of the best is destined to be big lineman Brandon Johnson.

That was plain to see in early January when he competed against some of the top players in the country at the U.S. Army All-American Junior Combine in San Antonio.

Measuring in a 6-4, 306 and showing good feet and strength, Johnson was one of the more impressive offensive linemen at the combine. He says the chance to compete in a combine such as that really helped him as he heads into his senior season.

"It was a great experience for me coming all the way from Memphis, Tenn.," Johnson tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I got a lot of scouts watching me and I had a chance to compete with the best of the best. It was pretty good to be selected to compete with those guys.

"It was very good for my confidence," he adds. "If I'm doing better than those guys it means I'm doing pretty good."

Johnson shows his pass blocking technique during the combine in San Antonio.

Soon to be a three-year starter at right offensive tackle and defensive end for Whitehaven, Johnson already looks the part of a college player with his broad shoulders and massive upper body. Likely headed for the offensive line in college because of his size alone, Johnson says that he's already hearing from several schools from across the country.

"Right now I'm looking at Auburn for one," Johnson says. "I'm also looking at Nebraska, Michigan, Ole Miss and even Memphis. Nebraska sends me stuff and Auburn sends me stuff and Memphis sends me stuff.

"I like Auburn. It's a good academic school for one and they've got a real good football team. I'm going to try to get to the campus sometime this spring."

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