Trey Johnson to Ohio State: Buckeyes Land Top-Ranked Football Recruit

Alex KayCorrespondent IJanuary 4, 2013

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Coveted linebacker recruit Trey Johnson has made his decision, and he’s opting to take his talents to the Buckeyes.

ESPN's Josh Moyer had the news:

LB Trey Johnson, a PSU target, ends up picking Ohio State ... which was pretty much expected.

— Josh Moyer (@ESPNJoshMoyer) January 4, 2013

The talented inside LB has been on the radar of a number of programs, but Urban Meyer was able to get a commitment and has added the young man to his impressive Class of 2013 haul.

At 6’1”, 215 lbs., Johnson has the size and speed to excel in the middle of a defense. He’s a smart player who uses his instincts as much as his physicality to impact a game.

The young man has to work on slipping past blocks and his angles, but is a great tackler when he gets to the ball. Once he gets into a college weight program and starts bulking up and getting stronger, this kid is going to be a nightmare for opposing offenses.

While Johnson is from Lawrenceville, Georgia, he drew interest from all over the nation as a four-star prospect, according to both ESPN and Rivals. The Worldwide Leader’s scouts were especially high on the Central Gwinnett High School star, ranking him No. 96 on their ESPN 150 Watch List.

Ohio State was extremely lucky to land Johnson, as Florida, USC, Alabama, Auburn, Cincinnati, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Louisville, Miami (FL), Mississippi State, North Carolina State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, South Carolina and Tennessee all reportedly offered him a scholarship to play for their program.

I believe that Johnson has made a great decision to join Meyer's program and cannot wait to see him star at Ohio Stadium. This linebacker has a bright future ahead of him and could one day be making a name for himself in the NFL.