Ragin On Oregon In-Home

Johnny Ragin

Wilsonville (Ore.) outside linebacker and Cal commit Johnny Ragin breaks down his in-home visit with Oregon, including where things stand headed into this weekend's official visit…

Just over a week ago, Wilsonville (Ore.) outside linebacker Johnny Ragin III made the decision to flip his commitment from BYU to California. With that move, it appeared his recruiting process was over. That was until Oregon got in touch this week.

"It was kind of a surprise, I hadn't been in contact with them for months," said Ragin. "It was out of the blue, but I was appreciative."

Oregon had not offered Ragin, but called to let him know they were interested in coming on an in-home visit and would like him to take an official visit this coming weekend.

"Coach Pellum and coach Helfrich were there," said Ragin. "Pellum is the one I had been in contact with the prior months. Coach Helfrich definitely seems like a good guy. I am excited to see what does with the program, he has a good vision."

Ragin thought the Ducks might offer on his official visit, but was surprised to get it even earlier.

"Coach Helfrich was just talking, explaining the program," said Ragin. "They told how they got to our living room, and that I had an offer to be a Duck. They were just educating me on the program, the new facilities and answering my questions."

Ragin maintains he is still a Cal commit, but where do things stand heading into the weekend? Are the programs even? Will the Ducks have to really wow him?

"I liked Oregon growing up, so that is a factor," said Ragin. "Cal has great academics and is up and coming. I like how their coaches are getting things going. I am looking forward to going into the visit with an open mind, hearing what the coaches have to say."

Most scouts consider Ragin an underrated prospect and offers haven't come for him as fast as most would have expected. He talked about what it meant to get an offer from a Pac-12 power and the home town team.

"Yeah, it kind of brought everything full circle, I am very appreciative," said Ragin. "I don't mind being underrated; it gives me something to work for."


Jake Worthen is a West Recruiting Analyst for Scout.com.
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