Tigers offer sophomore linebacker Friday


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The Clemson Tigers continued to make a push for linebackers in the 2013 class when they offered Lawrenceville, Ga. linebacker Trey Johnson Trey Johnson

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, a prospect out of Central Gwinnett High School that already has 13 offers.

Johnson told TigerNet Friday evening that defensive ends coach Marion Hobby was at his school to watch him practice Friday afternoon, and his head coach told him later that an official offer was on the table.

In addition to Clemson, Johnson also picked up offers from seven SEC Schools, Louisville, Kentucky, Florida St., Ohio St. and Southern Cal.

“He was at my practice today, but I didn’t get a chance to talk to him,” Johnson said. “My coach texted me later and told me about the offer.”

Johnson said he was pleased to pick up the offer, but knows one person who will be more excited than he is.

“My Godmother went to Clemson,” he said. “She went to Clemson, and I can't wait to get home tonight and tell her. She will be excited. I don’t know when she went to Clemson, because she won't tell me her age or anything, but she will love it.”

The 6-1, 208-pound sophomore says he is still unfamiliar with many of the schools that have offered, including Clemson, but he does remember two Clemson players.

“I remember watching that running back, C.J. Spiller, a couple of years ago,” he said. “He was always on the highlights, returning a kick for a touchdown. And I met Gaines Adams back when I was younger and he was playing at Clemson. I just remember how big he was.”

Johnson moved from defensive end to inside linebacker a season ago, but the move didn’t affect his stat line – he recorded 152 tackles, 21½ tackles for loss and seven sacks at his new position.


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