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:
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.”
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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