Offensive Lineman Gets Auburn Offer

An impressive lineman from the Senior Camp at Auburn on Saturday receives an offer from the Tigers.

Nashville, Tenn.—Auburn is putting together a recruiting class full of camp finds with nine prospects committing in the last month. On Saturday the Auburn coaches held the second of the two major senior camps and this week offered another prospect who hasn't garnered the attention of many other top schools.

"I was pumped," says offensive tackle Wesley Johnson of Montgomery Bell Academy. "Auburn is a top-tier SEC and you can't get much better than that. Coach (Hugh) Nall told me at camp that I was probably going to be getting one, then he confirmed it on Tuesday over the phone. The letter should be in the mail.

"I loved working with him and he seems like a really great coach," Johnson says of Nall. "I've never really heard anything bad about him. He's just a good guy.

"It went well," he says of the camp experience. "I want to say I competed. I got offered, so...I came down with my dad and my little brother. We drove around the campus a little bit, but we really didn't get to see much."

So where does Auburn stand with Johnson after the offer?

"Vandy and Auburn are probably one and two. Duke is really up there, too. Those are my top three schools. I guess I'd like to sit down and think about it for a while, but at the same time there's nothing that would be stopping me from committing."

The Vanderbilt campus is just 10 minutes away for Johnson and he is planning on camping there next Sunday. "Coach (Ted) Cain is my recruiting coach and Coach (Robbie) Caldwell is recruiting me, too," Johnson notes. "They've been with me from the start."

Johnson has never been to Duke, but has a close relationship with one of the Blue Devils' coaches. "I knew Coach (Matt) Luke went he was over at UT," Johnson explains. "He's just a good guy and I figure he'd be a really good coach. He's keeping my interest in Duke."


Johnson, left, is shown during drills at the Auburn camp on Saturday.

Aside from Auburn, Vanderbilt and Duke, Johnson has a few more offers.

"Kentucky has offered me, Memphis has offered me, MTSU (Middle Tennessee) has and some small schools," he notes. Johnson adds that the decision will likely come down to where he fits in.

"Just how comfortable I feel going to that school," he explains. "I'd like to say academics plays a large role. Even though it factors into the decision I'd say that knowing that if I got to a school, just knowing that having a good football experience is the deciding factor."

Johnson says that he is being recruited by every school to play offensive tackle.

"At Auburn I was 6-5 ½, 248. I'm trying to pack on as much as I can," he says.

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