Johnny Ragin On UCLA's Radar

UCLA is keeping tabs on the Wilsonville (Ore.) linebacker, Johnny Ragin...

Wilsonville (Ore.) athlete Johnny Ragin III (6-3, 215), has three offers already but with his senior season underway and his early senior film getting out, the three-star is hoping to see more schools get involved.

"The season has been going pretty great, our line has been doing amazing and everything is clicking," said Ragin.

For Ragin, the summer was a nice boost to his senior year.

"Participating in The Opening, it really boosted my confidence and our team won the national (7on) championship, so that was a great feeling," said Ragin. "I got to play with a lot of great athletes on our team and that's just given me a lot of confidence and I've carried it over to the season."

Ragin has offers from BYU, Oregon State and Portland State, but a number of other schools have been checking in on him.

"A lot of the Pac-12 schools like Oregon, Cal, Washington, Washington State and UCLA and then Boise State have been in contact with me," said Ragin. "I've dialogued quite a bit with Coach (Don) Pellum at Oregon and they're still looking at my film and I talked with Coach (Marques) Tuiasosopo at UCLA last week too."

Ragin has attended games at Oregon (Arkansas State) and Oregon State (Wisconsin) already this year, and said the opportunity to attend those games as a recruit has been exciting.

"It's been a good experience, and been good to see how the environment is in college football," said Ragin.

Ragin can play a number of positions; outside linebacker, safety or running back, and his versatility is a draw for most schools.

"I have a couple schools that like me as an outside linebacker or safety, and some as a running back, so I'm really being recruited as an athlete," said Ragin. "I really want the coaches to know I have the ability to play multiple positions, so my versatility is important."

Ragin said he talks regularly with Oregon State and BYU too, but hasn't set up an official visit to either school.

"I don't have any visits set up yet," said Ragin. "I'm just letting things mellow and getting the film out and going from there."

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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