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Auburn commitment taking visits

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Trey Johnson, Rivals100 linebacker from Central Gwinnett High School in Lawrenceville, Ga., committed to Auburn more than a year ago. Other schools have continued to recruit the elite prospect. He has started scheduling official visits.
"Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, Penn State and USC are the main schools outside of Auburn showing interest in me," said Johnson. "I plan on visiting those schools. I am visiting Ohio State November 24. I am trying to visit Florida when they play South Carolina.
"I am still committed to Auburn. I just want to make sure I am making the right decision. The coaches know I am taking visits. They want me to make sure Auburn is where I want to be. I am still committed. I just want to make sure it's the perfect fit."
Johnson attended Auburn's game at the Georgia Dome when they played Clemson. He has yet to visit Auburn this fall. He has talked with the coaching staff about the disappointing start.
"They are off to a rough start," he said. "They have to keep playing hard and just get through the season. The coaches told me just to hang in there. They told me they will bounce back once my class gets there."
The Peach State prospect talked more about his interest in the other programs.
Ohio State: "I just like the tradition they have with their linebackers. I have heard a lot about it. I haven't been there before. I want to see it for myself."
Florida: "It's just different down there. I like the atmosphere. I like the feel down there. I want to see it again."
Florida State: "It's kind of the same as Florida. I didn't really give it much of a chance when I visited. I want to go back and check everything out."
USC: "I like the linebacker tradition they have there. The coaches have said I need to come out there to see how it is. They said once I visit I will love it."
Penn State: "I like the linebacker tradition they have there. That's the main thing."
Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart attended Johnson's game last week against Grayson High School.
"Alabama is the first school to come out to watch me play this year," Johnson said. "They are showing some interest in me. They aren't showing too much because I am committed to Auburn. I am not sure if I will visit. I will need to talk to my dad about it."

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