Storm Johnson Discusses Auburn Junior Day

Talented class of 2010 tailback Storm Johnson discusses his visit to Auburn.

Loganville, Ga.--Storm Johnson received a very early scholarship offer from Auburn's new football coaching staff. On his junior day visit last Saturday to Auburn he was hoping to get to know Coach Gene Chizik and his staff better and says that mission was accomplished.

"When I got to Auburn I went around and met the different coaches," the running back from Loganville High School says. "I talked to the head coach (Chizik), the running backs coach (Curtis Luper), the offensive line coach (Jeff Grimes) and the offensive coordinator (Gus Malzahn). They all seem like good, down-to-Earth people who are interested in me.

"The Auburn coaches seem like a family," Johnson says. "I felt really good about my trip to Auburn."

After eating lunch at Jordan-Hare Stadium, Johnson notes that he toured the campus.

"I loved everything," he says. "It was amazing the things I saw with the two Heisman winners and all of the All-Americans. Auburn is Running Back U and they told me if they don't have a running back they said the offense doesn't really click so they are really strong on having a running back."

Johnson is currently working on his speed as member of his high school's track team. He is running the 100, 200 and 400 and he notes that his best time in the 100 meters is 10.8 seconds.

He will be on the football practice field in May for spring drills for the first time at Loganville after helping Buford High post a 15-0 record last year by rushing for 1,300 yards and 21 touchdowns.

Johnson says he enjoyed spending time with Auburn's new running backs coach, Curtis Luper, and he wasn't the only one the tailback liked. "The coaches have an outstanding attitude and they made everything go well," he says.

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