Jermaine Johnson got the football big late. In just one year, Jermaine was able to make a name for…
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Jermaine Johnson Profile Jermaine took his first official visit last weekend to Auburn. Johnson came away impressed. Auburn's sister school, Mississippi State, will get to make their best sales pitch this weekend. "I am headed to Mississippi State on Friday," said Jermaine. "I have an offer from them Central Florida and Kansas State. Auburn offered me when I went there." Johnson spent most of his high school athletic career on the basketball court, but this season Jermaine traded his hardwood aspirations for the hard knock life of football. "I think playing basketball helps me with football," explained Jermaine. "They say I have a lot of punch in my pass blocking ability and that I have real quick feet. Coaches tell me I am a great pass blocker and I get on my blocks real quick." The humble giant really found something he enjoyed when he joined the football huddle. The camradarie of the game helped him make the adjustment. "I just love playing with the other players," said Johnson. "Our players just make it fun for me. We keep each other motivated. The coaches are all real good guys and they treated me good." With signing day rapidly approaching, Jermaine will be making his college decision soon. He currently favors two schools. "I am going to decide after this trip to Mississippi State," said Jermaine. "I like Auburn and Mississippi State the most. Right now, I like Auburn a little more." The Tigers appear to have made an impression on Johnson with their hospitalty and academic support. "Auburn has really good people up there," explained Jermaine. "I really like their college campus. Their academic program seems right for me, so if I have any trouble with my classes they have people to help me. They told me that I could be a starter in a couple of years. They work hard up there." When Jermaine heads to Starkville this weekend, he has a few areas he wants to compare with his experience on the Plains. "Coach (Woody) McCorvey spoke very highly of their campus," said Johnson. "I am looking forward to seeing everything and meeting the coaches. I am going to be looking at their academics and things like that. I have had some trouble before with my grades. I have pulled my grades up some this year, but it's nice to know you have someone that can help you stay on top of things."
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