He's not on the Plains yet, but given his strong words in interviews and on Twitter it's highly likely Auburn will become the first school in the state of Alabama to sign three straight players who received the "Mr Football" honor by the Alabama Sports Writers Association.
Johnson is the top player in the state of Alabama according to 247sports, was 3A All-State as a sophomore, junior, and senior. He played in the Under Armour All-American Game as a Safety, but Auburn is only recruiting Johnson as a running back.
Let's check in and see what last year's Mr Football said:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/AyeyoKEJO">@AyeyoKEJO</a> wassup Mr. Football✋ I'll call you Mr. football Jr. nah congrats bro</p>— ROCZILLA® (@El_GoldenChild) <a href="https://twitter.com/El_GoldenChild/status/555460364683714560">January 14, 2015</a></blockquote>
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One wonders what the previous year's Mr Football - presumed Auburn starting QB Jeremy Johnson - calls Roc Thomas, then.
Either way, this sure makes for an impressive backfield if Johnson sticks with his commitment to Auburn. Imagine Auburn running a two-back set with these three. We'll start calling our backfield the Law Offices of Johnson, Johnson, and Thomas. Or maybe it should be an accounting firm, since we hope they deal in large numbers.
I'm open to suggestions, though. Any other thoughts on what we can call this? Georgia Southern used to call their offense the Georgia Power Company.