AUBURN, Ala. — Central Gwinnett (Ga.) linebacker Trey Johnson has become the first high school recruit to withdraw his verbal commitment to Auburn University since the announcement of Gene Chizik’s firing, AuburnUndercover.com is reporting.
Johnson was on hand in Columbus, Ohio for the Michigan-Ohio State game Saturday, taking a long look at the Buckeyes. Johnson has said he will also visit Florida this month and USC in January.
Ja’Quay Williams, a wide receiver prospect at prep school this year, was the first Auburn commit to officially open up his options, which he did Sunday.
AuburnSports.com reported Tuesday that assistant head coach Trooper Taylor and running backs coach/recruiting coordinator Curtis Luper are set to hit the road to meet with current recruits, in the midst of rumors the NCAA is investigating Taylor’s and Luper’s recruiting methods.