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"“With Trey, Ohio State is getting a kid that is going to be ready to play from the first day. He’s not into all the rankings, the media staff and ‘me, me, me’ things. He’s a student of the game. When he talks to college coaches, they come back to me and tell me it’s like talking to another coach.”"
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Trey Johnson: Ohio State beats out Florida and Tennessee for ex-Auburn LB commit
6:39 pm January 4, 2013
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Michael Carvell
ST. PETERSBURG, FL. – The best linebacker from Georgia not named Reuben Foster committed to Ohio State on national TV on Friday.
Central Gwinnett High School’s Trey Johnson picked Ohio State over Florida and Tennessee during the Under Armour All-America football game on ESPN. Johnson de-committed from Auburn last month after the coaching change.
“Ohio State is getting an SEC-caliber player, which is what Urban Meyer is trying to bring to his Ohio State teams,” Central Gwinnett coach Todd Wofford told the AJC.
“It’s the same format that Brian Kelly did with Notre Dame and their defense – bring as many kids from the south up north, and have them outrun the offenses.
After Friday’s game, Johnson was scheduled to meet in the team hotel with Meyer. He’s also supposed to sit down with Auburn’s defensive coaches, which are desperately trying to lure him back to the Tigers before the Feb. 6 signing day.
“With Trey, Ohio State is getting a kid that is going to be ready to play from the first day. He’s not into all the rankings, the media staff and ‘me, me, me’ things. He’s a student of the game. When he talks to college coaches, they come back to me and tell me it’s like talking to another coach.”
For Ohio State, Johnson will likely be its only marquee prospect from Georgia this year. But the Buckeyes are set up for unusually strong crop in 2014: Liberty County linebacker Raekwon McMillan, the state’s top-ranked junior, has Ohio State as his leader. Sandy Creek wide receiver Demarre Kitt, who was formerly committed to Georgia, has Clemson and Ohio State as his co-leaders. Norcross tailback Myles Autry, Gainesville quarterback Deshaun Watson and Cedartown tailback Nick Chubb also have the Buckeyes among their favorites.
Woody and Archie.................................. Alex being Alex, ....................................and Woody at Dennison
"SEC caliber player." It will never stop. lol
"according to a source familiar with the goings on behind the doors of the WHAC,there is absolutely no panic.Actually, quite the contrary."
Drives me crazy when they talk about Meyer bringing SEC style football to the B1G. The guy is from Ohio for God's sake.
Wonder of Trey followed through with the Auburn coaches?? doubt it....but still was an interesting statement in the article..
Good lord it never will. We go out of state because when youre in on the 2nd best linebacker of any talent rich state you take him...
It's not the type of players that makes Georgia and Florida special... They just have a lot of them. Don't understand why intelligent people can't figure this out.
Never mind we had 2 or 3 linebackers we were looking at from the north that were plan a b and c...(smith, anzalone, love)
This post was edited by Firstclassbuck 18 months ago
Hell at this rate Georgia might as well join the big ten with so many of their kids coming to play here anyways.
"Using the format Brian Kelly did with Notre Dame." Come on...
The status of "SEC Football" over the last decade has been established predominately by coaches with Ohio ties - Meyer, Miles, Saban. What have the honest SEC southern coaches done? Minus Chizek, of course. And southern HS players are ahead of northern players due to being able to conduct spring practices. By the time they are all sophomores in college northern players have caught up and usually get drafted on par with southern players.
That's all they kept saying during the game last night--SEC, SEC, SEC----SUC, SUC, SUC!!
Hawk, Carpenter, Lauranitis, were "SEC" caliber players also from the good old fashioned Midwest.
.....Obviously kidnapped from the South, and spirited away in the dead of night.
We need to just keep referring to "Ohio caliber coaching" like Saban, Meyer, Tressel...
Well, Hawaii is south of Indiana. They can claim that for the SEC, right? :)
Were going to keep hearing it as long as the SEC keeps winning NCs. Go ND!
I'm watching the game right now. ESPN is clearly selling the SEC. You want a good drinking game watch the UA All American Game and drink every time they say "SEC". You will be WASTED.
But seriously...OSU, Michigan, and ND are basically the only teams they mentioned outside of the SEC. ESPN's coverage is good for the SEC but not for college football. I'm looking forward to the Army All American game where I expect we will get more of a national perspective.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by NJDF 18 months ago
stoops, coker, tressel, carroll, saban, meyer, miles. What do they all have in common? Ohio ties and national championships since 2000. Only brown and chizek won without these ties.
This post was edited by NJDF 18 months ago
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