Ja'Varrius Johnson details portal entry, subsequent return to Tigers
Ja’Varrius Johnson entered the transfer portal on Feb. 2 after three years with Auburn football. He was in the portal about a month before returning to the roster, and is not set to embark on year four.
He detailed his decision to return Wednesday.
“I’ve been here, going onto my fourth year now, and you know, the connection I had with each player on the team, so that was like the biggest thing too, for me, was just not like leaving my boys because I’ve been here for a while and made connections with them,” Johnson said, via the Opelika-Auburn News.
Johnson is set to be a major weapon for the Tigers this year after receiving his first true action last season. He caught 19 passes for 274 yards and 2 touchdowns last year.
The 5-10 receiver joins Malcolm Johnson and the only remaining 500-yard receiver on the team from last season in sixth year senior Shedrick Jackson trying to resuscitate a hapless receiver room.
And Johnson is obsessed with improving with the Tigers this season.
“I’ve been working a lot on becoming a better route-runner, you know, learning the defenses, learning all the coverages,” Johnson said. “That’s been my main thing, just learning all the coverages so that when we’re playing, I’ll be able to know the coverages and know the spots and weaknesses I can attack.”