StatTiger 2,972 Posted January 29, 2015 Share Posted January 29, 2015 http://auburn.247sports.com/Bolt/Auburns-Robinson-reaches-out-to-Mr-Football-35144970 When Kerryon Johnson won Alabama's Mr. Football award earlier this year, he received a phone call from an unfamiliar number with an Auburn area code. Johnson had the Auburn coaches' numbers saved and it wasn't them, so he ignored the call. The following day, Johnson spoke with Auburn running back coach Tim Horton, who asked if he received a call from a current Auburn commitment who wanted to congratulate on him winning Mr. Football. Johnson remembered the phone call he ignored and immediately called the number back. The number belonged to 5-star Auburn running back signee Jovon Robinson. The early enrollee reached out to Johnson on his own to congratulate him on winning the prestigious award and to talk about the future. "He told me that's a big-time award, but we're past that now and you have to look ahead," Johnson told AuburnUndercover. "He told me we have to get it going and get back to the national championship. He told me, 'iron sharpens iron', and he told me we're going to push each other. That stuck with me. The coaches said Jovon is an intense guy and I appreciate him letting me know how it's going to be right away." Robinson called Johnson again last week, and the two talked about their future together at Auburn and complimenting each other in the Tigers' backfield. "He told me he can only do so much," Johnson said. "We have Roc (Thomas), but he's going to need me to come in and be ready to play. He told me I have to be ready to give them help. He's a big dude. I don't think he's going to let me not stay in touch with him, he's fun to talk to. I'm going to learn from him." Johnson said the two plan to remain in contact until Johnson arrives on campus this summer. Robinson has two years of eligibility remaining after transferring from Georgia Military College, while Johnson plans to sign with Auburn on Feb. 4. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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