Heisman Trophy Watch 2015: Where top 15 candidates ranked as recruits

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Apr 18, 2015; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers quarterback Jeremy Johnson (6) looks to pass during the spring game at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

Player: Jeremy Johnson 
247Sports Overall Composite Ranking: 165
Position Ranking: 11
Heisman Odds: +1200

A four-star recruit, Jeremy Johnson was a player who worked his way up to get to the big-time ranks. As a freshman, he only played in four games and it was not until his sophomore year that he took control of the Carver High School program and flashed his skills. Throwing for 2,707 yards and 27 touchdowns, he never looked back from that point on.

He did hit a “bump” in the road his junior year, throwing for 2,380 yards, 22 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, but that did not deter him as he put together a tremendous senior year. Throwing for 3,193 yards, 32 touchdowns and seven interceptions, he established himself as one of the premiere high school recruits in his class.

Nothing nine offers in total, he was recruited to Auburn by Rhett Lashlee, and then enrolled on May 16, 2013. He was part of a Tiger class that ranked No. 10 nationally and No. 6 in the SEC per the 247Sports Team Rankings. One of five four-star recruits, he was one of six players in the class to come from the state of Alabama.

Throwing for 858 yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptions so far in his Auburn career, he has a chance to be a breakout player for the Tigers this year.

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