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Four-star QB remains committed to Auburn — as long as Chizik stays

Jeremy Johnson

The will he/won’t he when it comes to Gene Chizik‘s return as Auburn’s head coach in 2013 took a decidedly downward turn this week with a report that AU’s president has already began “making plans for possibly replacing” Chizik.

If the speculation is correct, and Chizik is indeed out as the Tigers’ coach at season’s end, the football program could also be out a highly-rated recruit as well.

Back in May, Montgomery (Ala.) Carver High School Jeremy Johnson, a four-star recruit rated as the No. 10 pro-style quarterback in the Class of 2013, verbally committed to Auburn over the likes of, among others, LSU, Mississippi State and Ole Miss.  On his Twitter account Friday afternoon, Johnson reaffirmed his commitment to the Tigers… provided “coach chiz” returns as head coach at AU in 2013.

“I’m committed to auburn and coach chiz if he get fired then I’m gone he has no reason to get fired he not out there playing,” Johnson firmly if not-so-eloquently stated in the tweet.

“[E]verybody goes through a building stage and that’s what it is next year,” Johnson added in a subsequent tweet, referencing a coach who won a BcS title in 2010 and shouldn’t be in any type of building stage — rebuilding or otherwise — two years later.  Especially one whose grabbed recruiting classes rated 10th (2012), seventh (2011) and fourth (2010) the past three years, with 2013’s class rated ninth.

Procuring talent is not Chizik’s problem, though.  Getting that talent to perform at acceptable levels when Cam Newton is unavailable, however, has proven elusive and will likely be his downfall on The Plains.

(Tip O’ the Cap: Opelika-Auburn News)

(Photo credit: Carver High)

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12 Responses to “Four-star QB remains committed to Auburn — as long as Chizik stays”
  1. be4bama says: Nov 9, 2012 7:37 PM

    Houston we have a problem!! RTR

  2. irish1958 says: Nov 9, 2012 8:25 PM

    And that is probably where he will go

  3. houndofthebaskervols says: Nov 9, 2012 8:34 PM

    He should go to LSU so Miles can turn him into a receiver. LOL

  4. slartibartfast4242 says: Nov 9, 2012 9:17 PM

    me see he not comin

  5. jimbo75025 says: Nov 9, 2012 9:28 PM

    Well, regarding his other possibilities, is the LSU QB not a freshman or sophomore? Highly doubt he is going to be unseated next year.

    Not sure what kind of shape Miss St and Ole Miss are in at the QB position?

    Unless Auburn does something off the wall and ends up hiring some guy who runs the triple option, this young man would certainly have every opportunity to start or at least get some decent playing time next year on the Plains considering the current depth chart.

  6. huskersrock1 says: Nov 9, 2012 9:50 PM

    Better start visiting some colleges Jr.

  7. daweapon says: Nov 9, 2012 10:20 PM

    As an Iowa State fan, Chizik will decomit to you over night. Forget that loser.

  8. cyraider says: Nov 9, 2012 11:18 PM

    Daweapon I’d like to be your best friend.

  9. kozbee says: Nov 9, 2012 11:52 PM

    Jermey your in High School and who`s to say you will be any better on the next level (college).Its the schools decision and not a high school kid that trys to put on like hes another Andrew Luck.If Chiz has to go its a schools decision and not yours.Be glad you might get a starting job in college,most kids wait a year.Its a long time before signing day and Auburn can always go after another QB so just listen and learn and stop being a cry baby.

  10. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Nov 10, 2012 9:49 AM

    Johnson should consider accepting a red shirt for his freshman year so he can take some remedial English courses.

  11. floridacock says: Nov 10, 2012 11:02 AM

    Kid really should wait and see who the next coach would be before making his decision. Don’t think what he wants will affect the decision

  12. bunyanj says: Nov 10, 2012 11:50 AM

    The first step, Jeremy , is to fire Jay Jacobs. Then his replacement can fire Chizik after you sign your letter. Then you will have a decent chance of making it to the NFL like CAM, which is all you really want

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