Rahyme Johnson is one of the top outside linebackers in the country and is currently rated the No. 281 prospect in the Scout 300. Johnson has nice length and a frame that will be able to carry a lot more weight.
He's a very good pass rusher and has worked hard in the off-season to improve his ability to play in space and cover. He always plays hard with a nice edge to him and is one of those guys you love as a teammate but hate playing against.
On the recruiting front, Johnson has already locked in official visits with the Nebraska Cornhuskers (Sept. 17) and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Oct. 15). The Florida Gators and Texas A&M Aggies could be next in line for Johnson.
"I'm 99% sure I'll visit Florida for the LSU game but I'm still ironing out the details," Johnson said. "I'm not sure if that will be an official or an unofficial, that's what we still need to work out. The staff wants me to come to a game but they also want my parents to visit after the season so they have more time to spend with them so we'll see what happens.
"Either way, I still want to visit out there with Elijah Blades that weekend. I'm definitely going to visit A&M too but that will be later in the year. That will likely be after our regular season so I need to see our playoff schedule and make sure there are no conflicts in case we have a game on a Saturday."
Johnson, who's a former UCLA commit, said he's still considering the Bruins as well.
"I talk to Coach (Scott) White a lot," Johnson said. "UCLA is still a top contender, they just sent me my official offer letter earlier today. I'm going to try and stop by practice next week and they're definitely a strong local option for me."
Johnson recently camped with the Gators and raved about the trip. He was offered following the camp and Florida is definitely in the mix here. He also visited Nebraska earlier in the spring and the Huskers have made a big impression as well.
The visit to South Bend will be the first for Johnson but the Irish have been high on his list ever since offering him last May. Johnson attended the Aggies Satellite Camp that was held in Long Beach in mid-June and they offered a few days later. There is no time table for Johnson to commit at this time and it likely won't be until after he takes all of his trips.