Auburn has its first non-commit signee.
Defensive end Caleb Johnson announced his decision to continue his gridiron career on The Plains Wednesday afternoon. Johnson is a three-star out Northside High School in Columbus, Georgia.
Johnson was the No. 29 defensive end in the nation and No. 61 player out of the state of Georgia, according to 247Sports.
Johnson also held offers from Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee. Florida and Georgia were his other two finalists along with the Tigers.
He took his last official visit to Auburn during the final weekend of January.
Johnson stands at 6-foot-3 and weighs 250 pounds. He played outside linebacker in high school and recorded 104 tackles during his senior season. Johnson also had eight sacks and two blocked punts.
At Auburn, he projects as a defensive lineman though. He is a player who could play on the interior, edge, or specialize in Auburn’s Buck role. Auburn did not pick up its recruitment of Johnson until later in the cycle, but it was enough to convince the athlete to join the 2018 class.