Auburn Football added its third transfer of the weekend and its second defensive lineman in as many days on Sunday with the commitment of the former Purdue defensive tackle Lawrence Johnson.
Johnson joins former Maryland defensive lineman Mosiah Nasili-Kite as athletes to choose Auburn after spending a few hours on campus. Johnson, who is from Fort Wayne, Indiana, says the weather and hospitality are what drew him to the Plains.
“People here are good. You can just walk around town and people will greet you just because they are good people here” Johnson said in an interview with Auburn Undercover. “And it’s hot, I’m from Indiana, I don’t like the cold. I’ve been in the cold all my life, so I try to get away from the cold.
Johnson has been a valuable asset to Purdue’s defensive front during his four seasons as Boilermaker. He finished his career at Purdue with 88 total tackles and 2.5 sacks. He recorded 29 tackles and 1.5 sacks during the 2022 season. According to Pro Football Focus, he has taken part in 451 snaps this seasonwhich is the 12th highest on the team.
Earlier Sunday, Auburn added former LSU linebacker DeMario Tolan to its transfer listbringing the total of incoming transfers to seven.