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Trey Johnson's High School Coach Says He Will Be a Buckeye

COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 15:  Head football coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes is introduced to the crowd at halftime of the basketball game between the Indiana Hoosiers and the Ohio State Buckeyes on January 15, 2012 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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Austin KempAnalyst IJanuary 29, 2013

Just when you thought that recruiting couldn’t become more hectic, it did. Over the weekend, current Ohio State commit and 4-star linebacker prospect Trey Johnson took an official visit to Tennessee.  

This news came as shocking to most who follow the Buckeyes, as Johnson had previously committed to Ohio State at the Under Armour All American game.  

However, late Monday night, Johnson’s high school coach confirmed that he is all Buckeye and will sign with Ohio State next week, according to Eleven Warriors.

Trey Johnson's coach confirms that his star player will sign with #OhioState following #Tennessee visit

— 11W Recruiting (@11WRecruiting) January 29, 2013

With Ohio State still chasing other recruits such as Dontre Wilson, James Clark and Vonn Bell (see full target list via 247Sports), Johnson’s visit put a little worry into the Buckeyes. If this statement holds true, Ohio State will be able to breathe a sigh of relief. 

Though none of the prospects listed above have pulled the trigger for Ohio State, sometimes the best pickups are the players who are already committed. This is exactly the case with Trey Johnson.

Johnson will be able to compete for playing time right away next season as the Buckeyes return only one starter at linebacker. The linebacker from Lawrenceville, Ga., possesses a high knowledge for the game, and that could give him an edge when fall camp rolls around. For now, Buckeye Nation can rest easy as Trey Johnson is back to being a Buckeye. 

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