HOOVER, Ala. -- Jeremy Johnson, a 2013 quarterback from Montgomery (Ala.) Carver, admittedly was caught a little off guard when he received an Auburn offer last week after camping there.
"It means a lot," Johnson said Friday at the National Select 7 on 7 Championships."I wasn't expecting it. It surprised me a whole lot. I wasn't expecting an offer from the national champs. It feels real good to have it."
The Auburn offer is Johnson's first. It probably won't be his last.
Johnson, who is 6-feet-6, 215 pounds, figures to be among the top prospects in Alabama for his class. In 2010, he passed for 2,987 yards and 28 touchdowns while leading his school to an 8-4 record. He was intercepted 10 times.
"Right now, [Auburn is] my top favorite," Johnson said. "But I've still got awhile to go. I'll probably make my decision next summer."
Asked which other schools also were showing interest, Johnson replied, "Florida State, Louisville, Oklahoma, Penn State, Florida, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Georgia."
The Seminoles, he suggested, might be close to offering. FSU is a program Johnson has strong interest in. In fact, he called the Seminoles his No. 2, with Louisville in the third spot.
"I fit in [at FSU] - with the system they run," Johnson said. "I just feel good about them."
Right now, Johnson is focused more on his improvement than his recruitment.
"I'm working on my mechanics … my footwork," he said. "That's what I've been working on all summer. I've been working really hard. I'm really just trying to stay focused. Your junior year is your most important year."