Trey Johnson is a Buckeye!

Written January 4th, 2013 by Jim

Trey Johnson will be expected to contribute immediately to the two-deep at LB next season. (11W)

Georgia 4-star linebacker Trey Johnson has officially announced his plans to attend The Ohio State University next season.

Johnson chose Ohio State over Florida and Tennessee on live television during the Under Armour All America Game.

He becomes the 20th commitment in the 2013 class and the  first in what is expected to be a huge recruiting weekend for the Buckeyes with decisions from 5-star TX LB Mike Mitchell and 5-star KY WR James Quick pending tomorrow.

It is no secret that the Silver Bullets need some major help at linebacker, which gives  Johnson and other young players a chance to make their mark right away next fall.

Listed at 6’1″ 215, Johnson seems to fit the mold of Silver Bullet weak side tackling machines like A.J. Hawk and Ryan Shazier.

However,  he could end up in the middle or on the strong side as well given the tremendous need and lack of depth at those positions.

He plays primarily in the middle for his HS team in the highlights below where he shows outstanding instincts and a nose for the ball which will serve him well no matter where he ends up on D.

As players like Brian Rolle have shown in the past, prototypical size isn’t always the most important factor in where you will contribute.

Johnson is clearly a very exciting addition to the class who will be expected to crack the two deep and contribute immediately once he gets on campus.

Highlights after the jump.

Welcome to the Buckeye family, Trey!


  1. ZNo Gravatar
    January 4th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Great to get a top LB. Now hope he can learn the system and get on the field early. Could start against Buffalo on 8/31/2013.


  2. KenNo Gravatar
    January 4th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Hell, Z, it’s possible that I could start against UB ;). Jim, you make a good point with the Brian Rolle comparison. If a player has speed and instincts (where to be, when) then he can do very well as an ‘undersized’ LB. IMO.


    JimNo Gravatar
    January 6th, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Yes, and Johnson is far from ‘undersized’ (Rolle was well under 6′) he is just slightly smaller than your prototypical middle LB while a guy like Mike Mitchell is not.


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