Trey Johnson Interview

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Last updated: 11/22/2012 12:09 PM
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Football Recruiting
With Chizik in Danger, Auburn Commit Open to Buckeyes
By Michael Chung

Linebackers! Ohio State needs them and the South has ‘em.

After debating fellow Ozone writer Brandon Castel on the issue of linebackers, I have come around to the conclusion that I was wrong and Ohio State is in desperate need of some talented linebacker commits.

The coaches seem to think so too, and they have been recruiting LBs hard as of late. One linebacker they are going after is Georgia prospect Trey Johnson. A current commit to Auburn, Johnson seems concerned about Gene Chizik’s status as head coach at Auburn and is currently looking around.

Urban Meyer and Luke Fickell seem hot on Johnson’s trail and have hopes that they can flip this SEC commit to the B1G. Some believe that Ohio State is the team to beat, while others think OSU is in a battle with Florida. But what does Johnson think? He took time to update the-Ozone and makes an official visit to Ohio State this weekend.

the-Ozone: Tell me about why you are looking at other schools even though you have committed to Auburn?

Johnson: They are going through a situation with a possible coaching change, I would still look around even if it was not going on but looking at their season, a coaching change maybe coming.

the-Ozone: What do the Auburn coaches think about you taking visits?

Johnson: They do not say too much.

the-Ozone: What are you hearing as far as Gene Chizik’s situation? If he is fired, would you definitely de-commit?

Johnson: I am hearing a lot of things. I ask myself, if he is fired, whom would they bring in? Would they fire the whole staff? I will wait to see what happens and play it by ear.

the-Ozone: What about Ohio State makes them attractive?

Johnson: A great tradition, they also have Urban Meyer and their linebacker tradition is really great. I want to get there and see it.

the-Ozone: Tell me about your relationship with the OSU coaches?

Johnson: It is really good, I talk to them 1 to 2 times a week. I mostly talk to coach Fickell and coach Meyer every week. I am closest to Fickell and Meyer.

the-Ozone: How does Gene Chizik compare to Urban Meyer?

Johnson: They are similar and different. Chizik is more laid back; Meyer is easy to talk to.

the-Ozone: What are the OSU coaches saying to you?

Johnson: They need linebackers and want me to visit.

the-Ozone: What are the odds of you staying with Auburn?

Johnson: I could not really say depends on how things flow.

the-Ozone: Top 3?

Johnson: Auburn, all other schools are equal.

Quick Hitters:
Favorite Fast Food place? Zaxbys
Favorite meal your mom makes? All good
Favorite food? chicken
Favorite soft drink? Don’t drink soft drinks. Gatorade or water
Favorite movie? Remember the Titans

*Thank you Trey for updating us on your status. the-Ozone wishes you the best as you select your school and hopes to catch up with you after your official visit.

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