Georgia LB impressed with Steele

One of Georgia's top 2013 linebackers spent four hours in Clemson on Tuesday afternoon.

OLB Trey Johnson Profile

The visit was the first to Clemson for Central Gwinnett High School [Lawrenceville, Ga.] rising junior outside linebacker Trey Johnson.

"We took a tour of the facility and took a tour of the campus. And we stood out there at the camp for a little while," he told CUTigers.com shortly after the visit.

Johnson and running back George Morris, a three-star in the class of 2012, made the visit with Central Gwinnett head coach Todd Wofford.

"It was nice. I think they just built that weight room they have now. Everything else was real nice, the facility and the stadium," Johnson said.

The 6-foot-1, 208-pound outside linebacker was also impressed with Clemson's campus. It reminded him of one he'd just seen a few days before heading to Clemson.


2013 LB Trey Johnson (Central Gwinnett) talks with Kevin Steele Tuesday. (Roy Philpott)
"They say it was created by the same person that designed Auburn's campus or something like that," Johnson said. "I just came from Auburn on Sunday."

On Tuesday, several of the Tigers' coaches talked with Johnson and Morris while they were in. Johnson spoke with head coach Dabo Swinney, defensive coordinator Kevin Steele and recruiter of note, offensive coordinator Chad Morris.

"Coach Steele, he's really down to earth. He let me know about the recruiting process, how everything is going to be," Johnson said. "All the schools are pretty much the same, but you have to find what you want in a school. He showed me the inside into this recruitment thing, for when I go on visits, what to look for.

"He really taught me a lot today. He was more like a teacher today than anything."

The message was one that he had not heard from any other college coaches.

"[Steele] made it different today," Johnson said. "It was good. He really showed me what kind of coach he was. I really like what kind of coach he was. I really like him as a coach."

Overall, the visit was a positive experience.

"It was a good visit. It was mainly about just seeing the campus and just seeing what it was like up there," Johnson said. "The coaches, the tour guides, they really stress that the more you come, the more you fall in love with it. I guess I'm going to have to go back again. I'm probably going to go back to a game."

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