"Everything came together and I felt like it was the right time to make my decision, so my mom and I sat down and talked a little bit about it and we felt like BYU was the right place for me both academically and athletically. The defense suits me very well and I just feel like I can be really successful there," he said.
BYU was one of the first programs to offer Ragin and the staff maintained a good relationship with the linebacker over the past two seasons, culminating in a home visit this week.
"I am just comfortable talking with the coaches and the relationship that I have had with them since early in my recruitment, since my junior year. Everything has been going well with them, and my in-home visit just solidified my feelings towards BYU," he said.
Ragin joins current teammate Tanner Shipley in the 2013 class. He hasn't taken his official visit to the Cougars' campus yet, but looks forward to it.
He's confident with the strength of his commitment.
"I am very solid," he said