Ohio State Buckeyes Land LB Trey Johnson

By Taylor Johnson
Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Head coach Urban Meyer continues to put together one of the top recruiting classes in 2o13.

On Friday during the Under Armour All-America game, the Ohio State Buckeyes received a commitment from four-star inside linebacker Trey Johnson (Lawrenceville, GA/Central Gwinnett). The announcement came at halftime of the game.

Johnson committed to the Auburn Tigers all the way back in August of 2011. But with an official visit in November to the Buckeyes coinciding with the firing of Tigers coach Gene Chizik, Johnson decommitted days later leaving the door wide open for Meyer and other top college football programs. Around the time of the visit I wrote that Johnson would flip his commitment from the Tigers to the Buckeyes. 

The Buckeyes had some stiff competition for Johnson, fighting with the likes of the Alabama Crimson Tide, Florida Gators and Tennessee Volunteers among others.

Johnson is the 20th commitment for Meyer and the Buckeyes, but the first at the linebacker position. Johnson is a very talented linebacker and it’s easy to see just why so many schools were after him. Johnson is a speedy linebacker who is also a student of the game meaning he is able to diagnose what the offense is running and react. He also has good size and will only add more bulk in college.

Meyer and his staff have done a wonderful job at recruiting this year and getting Johnson just proves how well it has gone. It doesn’t stop with Johnson as the Buckeyes are very much in the mix for five-star safety Vonn Bell (Rossville, GA/Ridgeland). Landing Johnson could very well persuade Bell to jump on board with the Buckeyes and give them one of the best defenses in the nation.


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