Auburn LB commit Johnson taking visits 

October, 1, 2012
Trey Johnson (Lawrenceville, Ga./Central Gwinnett) has been committed to Auburn for over a year, so with the 1-4 start by the Tigers and news that the ESPN 150 prospect is taking official visits, some eyebrows are sure to be raised. According to Central Gwinnett head coach Todd Wofford, that was the plan all along.

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Tom Hauck for ESPN.comESPN linebacker Trey Johnson is committed to Auburn, but is planning visits to Florida State, Ohio State and USC.
"He loves Gene Chizik and he loves Brian VanGorder, but he just wants to cover his bases and he always said he was going to take visits, so he wants to check out schools that have big-time linebacker traditions," Wofford said. "He likes the kids that Auburn has committed right now, but at the same time other schools are kind of using Auburn’s season as a factor with him."

Wofford said USC was one of the first schools to come by during the evaluation period, and Ed Orgeron was by last Wednesday as well. Urban Meyer at Ohio State calls once a week, as do coaches from FSU. Coincidently those are the programs, other than Auburn, that Johnson plans to take official visits to. Johnson is going to Ohio State on Nov. 23 for the Michigan game, to USC most likely the second week of January and will be taking officials to FSU and Auburn. Wofford discussed each of the four programs set to host the No. 129 prospect in the country.

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