June 19, 2011

TE Johnson spends two days with Ole Miss

Earlier in the summer Osseo, Minnesota tight end Will Johnson journeyed south into SEC country so he could spend some time at Auburn.

Now he's returning home from Ole Miss, the second school from the Southeastern Conference that he has visited.

Johnson, a 6-foot-7, 245-pound prospect ranked the No. 23 tight end in the nation by Rivals.com, enjoyed the time with coach Houston Nutt and the Rebels and said Ole Miss is a definite contender.

"I'm actually in Memphis about to fly back from Ole Miss. I've been there for the last couple of days," Johnson said early Sunday afternoon.

"I liked it a lot. I had a good time down there talking to the coaches. They have two tight ends in their offense and both of them are seniors. Those are the only two tight ends they have so they would probably expect me to be able to come in and play as early as possible."

Johnson said he could see himself with the Rebels.

"I definitely could. I had a real good time," he continued. "It had a real good college feel to it."

How would Johnson compare and contract Auburn and Ole Miss, the two SEC schools he's been to this summer?

"They're similar schools. Ole Miss has a little bit more of a college town feeling to it but Auburn does as well," he explained.

"Ole Miss runs a pro-style offense, which is a little bit better fit as an offense for a guy like myself. Auburn uses their tight ends well, too, though."

It's not as though Johnson is a lock to end up in the SEC. He and his coach are going to to be trying to plan a trip to Michigan State in the near future.

Johnson also holds offers from Boston College, Iowa, Iowa State and Minnesota, among others.

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