The Oregon Ducks have built themselves into an elite program in college football through the recruitment of speed and talent. Looking ahead to their 2013 class of recruits, the Ducks currently sit at eight commits, but are preparing to make some new offers in the coming weeks. One potential offer to linebacker Johnny Ragin of Wilsonville, Oregon, would quickly become commitment number nine.
Ragin has played things fairly close to the chest during his recruitment but seems to be on the verge of multiple offers. He’s already received offers from BYU and Portland State some time ago and recently landed his first Pac-12offer from Oregon State. He’ll likely have the interest in his services turned up once he releases some of his early season tape from his senior year.
The three-star linebacker has maintained that he would like to have his recruitment wrapped up by the end of September to allow him to focus on his senior season at Wilsonville High School. Any teams that don’t offer by then will be behind eight ball in his recruitment. While he has maintained that he wants to make a decision early, he still seems to be waiting to get a few more offers before making his final decision. The one school that he seems to be waiting on, though, is the Ducks.
Ragin was able to catch the eye of the Ducks’ coaching staff during an impressive showing at Nike’s The Opening where the 6-foot-3, 199 pound linebacker flew around the field, competing with some of the elite prep talent in the whole country. He’s maintained consistent contact with the Ducks coaches, and coach Don Pellum, in particular. The team has told him that they’re interested in offering him a scholarship, but that they’d like to see some more film on him in pads. Expect the Ducks to get plenty of film of Ragin’s first few games this season.
While Ragin has played the college football recruiting game with a cool hand, the underlying motivation is that he’s really just waiting for that right offer to come. By all indications, he could get it soon as he sends out early film this season, and if that offer comes from Eugene, you can expect Ragin to be off the market in a hurry.
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