Decision Day: Will it be Ohio State, Florida or Tennessee for 4-star LB?

Urban Meyer has made LB Trey Johnson a recruiting priority (AP)

Urban Meyer has made LB Trey Johnson a recruiting priority (AP)

Georgia will have only one player pick a hat on national TV during an all-star game.

It’s Trey Johnson, the linebacker from Central Gwinnett High School.

The 6-foot-1, 220-pounder will announce his college decision on ESPN during the Under Armour All-America game at 5 p.m. Friday. Here’s Johnson on his finalists:

  • Ohio State: “I like the atmosphere up there, and I understand they need linebackers.”
  • Florida: “I like the defensive scheme they have, and how good their defense was this year with Will Muschamp.”
  • Tennessee: “They brought in the same defensive scheme that Auburn had, which is the same scheme my high school ran, so I feel like I fit into it well.”

Most people consider it “automatic” for Johnson to select Ohio State because that’s the only college that he toured on an official visit. What is Johnson’s response to that? “I made a ton of official visits. I took three trips to Florida. I’ve been to Tennessee twice, but I haven’t been up there recently.”

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Why did Johnson want to commit on national TV? “I don’t know. It just felt right, putting the hat on TV. It’s something I’d seen before. It’s something I kind of wanted to do.”

Guess who is visiting with Johnson in the team hotel on Friday night? None other than Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, which also lends to the theory that Trey will pick the Buckeyes. I mean, it would be kind of awkward if Johnson picked another college and had to face Meyer.

Then again, Auburn’s defensive coaches will also meet with Johnson on Friday night. They’re trying to lure him back to the Tigers. Johnson committed to Auburn as a sophomore but finally de-committed last month after Auburn changed defensive coordinators for a third time in three years.

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A person SMART enough to know.....

January 4th, 2013
1:25 am

Just sign one of those SEC Financial Aid Agreements to one of the schools and then no team can try to flip you later. You know like Saban got the kid to do so Ole Miss would leave him alone.

gomdawg

January 4th, 2013
5:09 am

WHO CARES IF HE IS NOT DAWG FAN THEN WHHHHHHHHO CARES.

A person SMART enough to know.....

January 4th, 2013
9:33 am

I wish he cared about his college choice based on the Degree he wanted to study for FREE as much as he cared about what coach showed him the most love.

Buckeye

January 4th, 2013
9:50 am

It’s The Ohio State University, as so named by the Ohio legislature back in the 1780’s.

Oh ya, Urban sends his regards to dogs everywhere:

TIME OUT!

TIME OUT!

TIME OUT!

Omar Little

January 4th, 2013
9:57 am

Ohio State cheats just as much as SEC schools do.

ColoKid

January 4th, 2013
10:44 am

It’s not cheating according to the SEC when you can over sign every year and get rid of the underperforming players.

tndawg

January 4th, 2013
10:46 am

To bad the brown eyes can’t beat a SEC team!!!!!

tndawg

January 4th, 2013
10:46 am

To bad the brown eyes can’t beat a SEC team!!!!!

Leroy75

January 4th, 2013
11:03 am

Look at the poor Aubs getting sloppy seconds. BWAHHAHAHAHA. RTR!!!

Jack

January 4th, 2013
11:24 am

He’s not even on Florida’s radar.

MariettaGator

January 4th, 2013
11:28 am

Doesn’t Urban have more pressing issues with which to deal? Like rape allegations against 2 of his players…

osu faithful

January 4th, 2013
11:41 am

@ MariettaGator I think you are thinking of Texas ,OSU has no rape allegations against there players.

lol

January 4th, 2013
11:56 am

Buckeye fans talking smack about the SEC. LOLOLOLOLOL

kingdaddy

January 4th, 2013
12:13 pm

Good luck kid. All those teams need help except OSU. Just know if you go there, you will never beat an SEC school, but you can get some Cool Tattoos, lol…

kingdaddy

January 4th, 2013
12:19 pm

That picture of Meyer made me throw-up in my mouth a little…

Frankly

January 4th, 2013
12:35 pm

tOSU will be getting a good one. Too bad he could not see the light and come to Athens.

hind tit

January 4th, 2013
12:40 pm

Buy them books send them to school then they leave the south.

kingdaddy

January 4th, 2013
12:50 pm

Frankly
why would we want someone who’s doesn’t want to be a Dawg??? Move on, nothing to see here…

Who cares

January 4th, 2013
1:09 pm

As stated in my name. WHO CARES? If he ain’t Athens bound, well, by gum, good luck, wish you well, how it works out no one can tell. Now, let’s get back to UGA.

Who cares

January 4th, 2013
1:11 pm

Apparently Kingdaddy and I are of a similar mind. Is there really anything else to say except comments closed.

BuckeyeB

January 4th, 2013
1:25 pm

He’s an ohio state lock–book it!–he wants to play for the BCS title.

Tampa Gator

January 4th, 2013
1:40 pm

BuckeyeB…..

Muschamp is closing is 29 to 30 member class with two defensive lineman (a DT…Adams the main target) and a DE…Walker the main target), a cornerback (Ramsey or Alexander are the main targets), a wide receiver (Robinson), and possibly Collins at RB. I believe Florida has completed its haul of LBs for this year. He waited too long to pull the trigger for the Gators and no spot for him now. I think he is a lock for Ohio State as they badly need LBs for this year’s class now.

Tampa Gator

January 4th, 2013
1:42 pm

BuckeyeB…..

If that were the case……playing in the SEC would be his objective.

Unbiased

January 4th, 2013
2:56 pm

Ohio State is hauling in a nice class(Trey Johnson is a lock) and already have the attention of all the top 2014 Georgia kids. Whatever Meyer is doing it must be right. You can bet OSU will be contending with all SEC teams as soon as Meyers recruits are suited up by 2014. Any football fan can see that, I dont care if you’re a Dawg fan, a Gator or anything else. That man can recruit!

KJ

January 4th, 2013
3:29 pm

“he wants to play for the BCS title”

Note he said “play for”, not “win”.

berry steve

January 4th, 2013
3:45 pm

Colokid……all scholarships are for one year, then renewable at the pleasure of the coach. This is for all schools not just the SEC.

GT = 11 time loser to Mark Richt

January 4th, 2013
4:07 pm

Ask Louisville how great that Florida team was.

James

January 4th, 2013
4:19 pm

It’s it the NCAA Dead Period? I thought there was NO contact during the Dead Period which ends on Sunday.

Buckeye

January 4th, 2013
4:51 pm

marietta gator,

I’ve not heard of such allegations. What’s your source of information?

Buckeye

January 4th, 2013
4:52 pm

marietta gator,

Perhaps your thinking of Texas, you ignoramus.

Paddy

January 4th, 2013
5:20 pm

Mariettagator………you seem to have your news wires crossed. Throwing out allegations like rape w/ no foundation is a serious mistake on your part.

Satan Sabin

January 4th, 2013
5:55 pm

If he chooses Dill Muschomp, the flaming idiot, I would assume the boy has had too many concussions. In fact Muschomp acts like he has had one too many, er, beers.

Tampa Gator

January 4th, 2013
6:34 pm

Trey Johnson is a…………

Tampa Gator

January 4th, 2013
6:35 pm

Buckeye…….just committed….what a shock….

Tampa Gator

January 4th, 2013
6:36 pm

Well…..now he will have the opportunity to lose to a SEC team in a future NC game…..if Ohio State can beat Michigan and Nebraska in future games of the century.