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Former SEC commit hearing from PAC 12

Nearly a week after taking an official visit to Arizona State, Alabama decommit Gary Johnson received more Pac-12 interest on Sunday.

The Dodge City Community College (Dodge City, KS) linebacker landed a scholarship offer from Oregon.

Johnson, who currently holds 26 offers, originally extended a verbal commitment to the Crimson Tide this past March following an offer on Feb. 19.

He went on to make a pair of unofficial visits to Tuscloosa on May 23 and June 1 before eventually decommitting on Oct. 30.

Prior to last weekend’s trip to Tempe, the Douglas (Birmingham, AL) product had most recently received offers from TCU (Nov. 7), Marshall (Nov. 3), Miami (Oct. 30) and West Virginia (Oct. 13).

Johnson also took an unofficial visit to Georgia on May 21.

EVALUATION

A natural fit at the middle linebacker spot in both 4-3 and 3-4 looks with the versatility to play inside in nickel, dime and quarters packages.

In other words, he should always be on the field.

Johnson provides unique athleticism on the defensive side of the ball and should be utilized in all phases of special teams as well.

The linebacker displays skill sets in coverage to that of nickel corners and cover safeties along with the physicality to protect the middle, flat, sidelines and second level portions of the football field.

 

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