Bruins Watching Ragin

The Wilsonville (Ore.) linebacker, Johnny Ragin, got his first Pac-12 offer over the weekend, and more schools are going to watch the start of his senior year closely, including UCLA...

Wilsonville (Ore.) athlete Johnny Ragin III (6-3, 210), made the quick drive down to Corvallis on Saturday to check out Oregon State's practice.

By the time Ragin had left, he had his first Pac-12 offer, Beavers defensive coordinator Mark Banker offering the three-star.

"It's just really great to see all the hard work pay off," said Ragin. "I put in a lot of work with my team at The Opening, and with my team at Wilsonville. I was just continuing to be patient and it ended up working out well."

Ragin and teammate Tanner Shipley spent time watching the Beavers practice and chatted with Banker as well as head coach Mike Riley, and was thrilled with the news.

"My family was very excited and appreciated the opportunity given to me by Oregon State," said Ragin. "I kind of had an idea they were going to offer but I was also kind of surprised. I was hoping they were."

Ragin, who also has offers from BYU and Portland State, said he's not in any rush to make a decision just yet.

"I'm going to take some time and check out all of my options," said Ragin. "I'd definitely like to make a decision between the third and fourth week, so we'll see if that ends up happening."

Aside from the Beavers, a few other Pac-12 schools are showing interest in Ragin.

"I've been talking with Oregon, Washington State, Washington, Cal and UCLA mainly," said Ragin. "A lot of schools want to see my first few games."

Ragin and his Wilsonville team start fall practice this week and begin two-a-days next week.

Academically, Ragin has a 4.0 and scored a 1520 on the SAT.

Brandon is in his eighth year with FOX Sports NEXT, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the FOX Sports NEXT Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the FOX Sports NEXT network since 2003.
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