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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Oregon offers Trey Johnson

By Brandon P. Oliver

For the second time this week, the Oregon Ducks offered a star defensive recruit from SEC country. While trying to improve at the linebacker position, the Ducks continue to venture into the South in an effort to expand their recruiting reach. Early this week, the Ducks offered fast rising LB Zach Cunningham (Pinson, Ala./Pinson Valley).

Today Oregon wide receivers coach Scott Frost stopped by (Lawrenceville, Ga./Central Gwinnett) and left after offering one of the elite defenders in the state. LB Trey Johnson (Lawrenceville, Ga./Central Gwinnett) will be honored at a ceremony on Thursday to recognize him as the region's defensive player of the year.

The former Auburn commit will have to decide if the late offer from Oregon is enough to get him across the country for a visit. Ohio State appears to be in a good spot for Johnson, but -- as always -- if the Ducks get him on campus, they could potentially become a player for the four-star LB.

Central Gwinnett head coach Todd Wofford spoke about Frost's visit and the impact an Oregon offer might have on his star linebacker.

"Oregon is a great program and I imagine that Trey will give them a good look," Wofford said. "I really like Coach Frost. He just said the Ducks need to improve at linebacker to get a national title. I think the Oregon program does a great job with everything. I try to take as much from them as I can. Especially that offense."