AUBURN, Ala. — Former Alabama commit Netori Johnson intends on announcing his final decision just before signing day, but a string of unofficial visits in the coming weeks will ultimately determine his front-runner.
“When I take this visit to Alabama on (Feb. 27), I’m going to calculate that all back up between Georgia, Auburn and Alabama,” said Johnson, who was in attendance for Auburn’s Junior Day on Saturday.
“It might not change, it might change. I have to see right now. I haven’t taken each of those visits yet.”
Johnson, a four-star offensive lineman in 2017, reopened his recruitment earlier in the month after feeling guilty speaking with coaches from other schools. His decision to de-commit from Alabama has since allowed him to grow relationships elsewhere without hesitation. That includes Auburn.
The 6-foot-5, 330-pound prospect out of Ellenwood, Ga., brought his girlfriend and members of his family with him to The Plains over the weekend, where he bonded with former teammate and Auburn signee Antwuan Jackson and others.
Johnson also spent a large portion of his time interacting with offensive line coach Herb Hand.
“Herb Hand, that’s my dog,” said Johnson, the No. 4 offensive guard in 2017. “I’m liking him. I’m digging him. He’s a great coach. We sat up there, talked about my film. He taught me some things in a matter of a few minutes.”
Despite his growing relationship with Hand and the Tigers, Johnson is adamant that he isn’t close to making a decision. He will likely announce his commitment in February of 2017.
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