In-State Prospect Takes Trip To Auburn

Selma standout Eddie Johnson talks recruiting and about his recent visit to Auburn.

Selma, Ala.--Sometimes players come from out of nowhere to become college prospects and linebacker Eddie Johnson is hoping that he can be one of those guys for the 2011 signing class.

Playing for a high school not known for its football, Johnson's play at Selma High has already caught the attention of several top college programs.

The 6-1, 219-pounder was in Auburn to check out the Tigers at spring practice and to talk with Coach Gene Chizik and his staff. He says that he enjoyed seeing everything about Auburn and is looking forward to going back soon.

"It was good," Johnson tells Inside The Auburn Tigers about his trip to Auburn. "I had fun. I feel like I got a chance to know the coaching staff and the equipment guys and everybody a little better. I had fun. It might be a possibility.

"They said things were looking good for me," he adds. "They want me to come back for Big Cat day and some of the other stuff. That's pretty exciting."

In addition to Auburn, Johnson says he's hearing from Alabama, Mississippi State and several more schools. He's still waiting on his first offer.

A starter since his freshman season for the Saints, Johnson plays middle linebacker and running back and admits he does a little bit of everything for his high school team. While his exploits on the field are easy to see, he notes that his biggest contribution is that he shows up every day ready to play.

"I feel like the best thing I do is lead," Johnson says. "I led by example. I led the team in tackles and had the most rushing yards on the team. I just lead by example."

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