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!