4-Star Recruit Says He Will Visit Auburn

Auburn is expected to get a visit from one of the top-rated high school seniors in the state of Georgia.

Perry, Ga.--Perry High School standout Johnnie Farms, who was recruited by Auburn last spring and summer, says he plans to take another look at Auburn.

"I am going to take an official visit to Auburn on Jan. 23rd," he says. "I want to talk to the new coaches."

The 6-2, 306-pounder is verbally committed to North Carolina, a switch from a previous commitment to South Carolina. He took an official visit to North Carolina in November.

Farms said he got a visit from Auburn assistant Jimmy Perry earlier this week, who talked about the new AU coaching staff led by head coach Gene Chizik. Perry, who is Auburn's director of football operations, is helping Chizik recruit until all of Chizik's assistant coaches are hired.

"I am very interested in Auburn," says Farms, who made a visit to the Auburn campus this summer.

Rated a four-star prospect by Scout.com, is ranked ranked as the number seven offensive guard prospect in the nation.

Farms, who says he has had dozens of scholarship offers, got an early one from Auburn. In July he made a visit to Auburn to meet with Hugh Nall and other members of Tommy Tuberville's coaching staff. However, with the changes in staffs the Tigers are currently without an offensive line coach and Nall is currently out of coaching altogether having decided to take a job in business.

Farms notes he and his family enjoyed the Auburn campus on the summer visit. "I like the people there," he says. He returned in August when practice started to check out a scrimmage before turning his attention to other programs.

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