Netori Johnson doesn’t concern himself with what Alabama fans on Twitter think about his commitment.
The 4-star offensive lineman from Cedar Grove, who pledged to the Crimson Tide in June, says fans shouldn’t be worried about him getting cold feet.
“I’ve had a few fans say, ‘Decommit,’ because I like other schools,” Johnson said jokingly. “I know that I’m 100-percent committed to Alabama. Just because I go to other schools and I look around, that doesn’t mean nothing to me.”
The other two, though, are Auburn and UGA.
Johnson told the AJC’S SECCountry.com that they are both tied for his No. 2 spot.
“UGA and Auburn recruit me the same way — hard,” Johnson said. “I can’t down anybody right now. I love both schools. They’re both close by the house. My family loves those two schools.”
If it’s any consolation, Johnson did attend Alabama’s home game against Ole Miss last Saturday. Initially, he was scheduled to visit UGA but ultimately decided against it.
“My first game couldn’t be a Georgia game,” Johnson said. “It had to be an Alabama game. I didn’t have a choice. I might go to a few more games, but I’m not sure. We play Friday nights and I’ll be tired, so I don’t really get out like that.”
So, where does Johnson stand with UGA and Auburn?
The 6-foot-5, 330-pound lineman says both programs offer him an opportunity to play with some of the country’s elite recruits. Auburn specifically, though, could give him a chance to play with several of his current teammates.
Players like 4-star defensive lineman Antwuan Jackson, 3-star linebacker Elysee Mbem-Bosse and 4-star cornerback Tre Shaw are each considering Auburn.
What would it take for Johnson to flip?
“It would take a lot,” Johnson said. “Right now, none of these colleges have met my mom or my grandmother. A few coaches have talked to my mom. I’m really big on family. Wherever my family really wants me to go and they like the most is really, probably, where I’m going to go.”
Johnson told SECCountry.com that he may attend Auburn’s game against Mississippi State this weekend. He’ll most likely attend the UGA-Alabama game on Oct. 3, before heading back to Alabama for its game against LSU on Nov. 7.
Johnson is rated as the No. 12 player in Georgia for 2017.