CLUTCH PERFORMANCE BY JOHNSON: Auburn quarterback commitment Jeremy Johnson from Carver in Montgomery, Ala., completed 4-of-6 passes for 64 yards and a touchdown to lead the East to a 15-8 win over the West in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Johnson is committed to Auburn.
Johnson’s 34-yard touchdown pass to Louisville wide receiver commit James Quick on a 4th-and-16 with 3:59 left proved to be the difference.
“I feel great,” Johnson told al.com. “Throwing that game-winning touchdown, I know everybody in Montgomery is happy. I know they were watching so I feel good.”
FOSTER EARNS MVP HONORS: 5-star linebacker Reuben Foster was named Team Nitro MVP after totaling a game-high six tackles and 2.5 tackles-for-loss along with one pass breakup in the Under Armour All-American game.
“I’ve been having a lot of fun meeting new friends,” Foster told al.com after the game. “Had a good game. Had fun. It’s competition but I don’t take it too seriously. The most important thing is I’m going to miss these boys I’m playing with and playing against.”
Foster, whose Team Nitro lost 16-3 to Team Highlight, said he hasn’t set up any official visits yet but Auburn, Alabama, Georgia, LSU and Washington all remain in the running for his signature.
“Basically, I’m going to focus on grades before I focus on official visits and recruiting because I don’t need to be burned by official visits,” he said.
THIS AND THAT: Seven Auburn commitments and a number of targets took part in three national all-star games this weekend ..... 4-star Auburn wide receiver commit Earnest Robinson did not catch a pass but did register a tackle in the Under Armour game ..... 4-star Auburn defensive tackle commit Dee Liner had one tackle in the Under Armour game ..... 5-star Auburn defensive end commit Carl Lawson had one quarterback hurry in the Under Armour game ..... 4-star running back Derrick Green rushed or 49 yards in the U.S. Army game ..... 3-star Auburn punter commit Jimmy Hutchinson averaged 44 yards per punt on six attempts with a long of 58 in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl ..... 5-star defensive tackle Montravius Adams did not play in the Under Armour game after suffering a stress fracture in his ankle.
UNDER ARMOUR COMMITMENTS: 4-star linebacker Kendell Beckwith to LSU ..... 3-star defensive end Ebenezer Ogundeko to Clemson ..... 4-star linebacker Trey Johnson to Ohio State ..... 4-star safety Max Redfield to Notre Dame ..... 4-star safety Leon McQuay III to USC.
U.S. ARMY COMMITMENTS: 4-star linebacker Mike Mitchell to Ohio State ..... 4-star wide receiver James Quick to Louisville ..... 4-star defensive end Alquadin Muhammad to Miami ..... 4-star wide receiver Tony Stevens to Texas A&M ..... 4-star defensive end Joe Mathis to Washington ..... 4-star wide receiver Tyler Boyd to Pittsburgh.
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