Trey Johnson, the newest Ohio State Buckeye. - Bud Elliott-SB Nation
After decommitting from Auburn on November 27th, the rumors surrounding Johnson and Ohio State began to swirl but following Johnson's selection, the Buckeyes have their first linebacker commit for the class of 2013.
2013 4-star linebacker Trey Johnson has been patiently biding his time for making his intentions as to where he wants to play his college ball known. In mid-to-late December, Johnson was visited constantly by coaches from Tennessee, Ohio State and Auburn wich each trying to get an advantage over the other competing schools. Following these visits, Johnson announced that he would make his decision on January 4th, at the Under Armour All-American game. When the big day came, Trey had four hats in front of him with the logos of Tennessee, Ohio State, Florida and Penn State.
This evening, Johnson made his commitment official, announcing he was going to spend the his four years of eligibility at Ohio State. This gives head coach Urban Meyer the 20th commitment in the class of 2013. Johnson's commitment takes a little bit of pressure off of the Buckeyes in their quest to fill the depth chart at the linebacker position. Johnson made an official visit to Ohio State the weekend of Nov. 24 when the Buckeyes completed a 12-0 season with a victory over Michigan. That is the only official visit Johnson has been on, and for quite some time, the Buckeyes have been considered strong favorites to land the Georgia linebacker.
The 6'2", 218-pound Johnson is a 4-star prospect in 247Sports rankings. He is the country's No. 142 prospect, the No. 3 inside linebacker and the No. 13 prospect in Georgia. Leading up to the game, Johnson said "All schools are equal" but in the end, he chose to become a Buckeye following what just about everyone expected.
With this commitment, Coach Meyer and his staff have a very solid chance to complete what could be a perfect duo at linebacker. '13 4-star linebacker Mike Mitchell plans on announcing tomorrow during the 2013 US Army All-American Game. Mitchell is deciding between Ohio State, Texas A&M and Oregon.
Watch Johnson make his verbal commitment to the Buckeyes official. And for a look at what's to come from Trey Johnson at Ohio State, check out his highlight film: