Jarren Johnson already busy

Jarren Johnson, wide receiver from Jackson, Ala., stole the show with his performance in the Class 4A state championship game in December. Johnson had a tremendous junior season and generating a lot of interest. He already has two scholarship offers and taking Junior Day visits.

"I have been receiving interest," said Jarren Johnson. "Troy and Jacksonville State have offered me. Alabama and Auburn have been showing interest in me. Nick Saban visited my school on Monday. A recruiting coach from Auburn visited last week.

"I went to Auburn's Junior Day this past weekend. It was a lot of fun. I am going to Alabama this weekend for their Junior Day. I haven't really talked much to Alabama yet. I look forward to visiting them this weekend."

Johnson talked more about his visit to Auburn where athletes talk often of the family atmosphere.

"The visit was very exciting," he said. "I met with coach Chiizik and coach Trooper Taylor. They were telling me they watched my film. They like how I play. They said when I catch the ball I like to attack defenders. They said most receivers will run out of bounds.

"Auburn is a good school. I like their facilities. I like the coaches. They are great. They treat you like family."

Johnson also discussed his interest in the Crimson Tide.

"I am ready to see what they have in store for me this weekend," he said. "Alabama is Alabama. I like them a lot. I can't wait to go up there for my visit."

The 6-foot, 190-pound junior will rank as one of the top prospects in the state of Alabama. He finished the 2011 season with 66 receptions for 1,076 yards and 14 touchdowns.

"I know there is always room for improvement," Johnson said. "I think catching the ball and my route running are my biggest strengths. I am not afraid to let my body get hit. I am also very good at play recognition."

Johnson does not list any favorites at this time.

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