The most frequently asked question during our first three Oregon elite events has been, “who’s the kid in the blue?” More than anybody, Johnny Ragin (6-3 210 Jr. RB/LB) looks the part. He’s got the frame of a kid that was meant to play football, and his combination of size and speed put him in a special category.
Ragin was an all league kid on both sides of the ball in 2011, and he recently took a visit to the Army All American Combine in San Antonio, Texas. Johnny will team with Fellow Wilsonville All American nominees Tanner Shipley (6-2 185 Jr. ATH/S) and Nick Highberger (6-2 190 QB/S) to lead one of the top 5a Teams in Oregon.
Ragin plays for one of the Northwest’s top coaches in Adam Guenther and he does more then just play ball. He holds a 4.0 GPA and will be the subject of a lot of conversations among high end academic institutions. He has maintained that academic standing since the 7th grade, and he will soon reap the rewards of all the hard work that he has put in. He’s the type of kid every program wants to build around accounting for over 400 all purpose yards offensively and 6 Tds, while racking up 31 total tackles, 4 sacks, and 7 pass deflections from his defensive spot in 2011
The Wildcats went (9-3) last season and were ranked in the 5a top 10 all season long. They look to be one of the top teams in the state coming back in 2012 and Ragin says, “We have a great squad returning this season, and with everyone healthy and committed we want to get that #1 spot”. He continued, “personally I would like to improve as much as I can this off season, and ultimately make it to the U.S Army All American Bowl and represent the Northwest”.
The Cats will have maybe the top DB/LB crew in Oregon at the 5a level coming back, and will have a healthy Ryan Walsh (5-11 170 Jr, RB) returning as well. Tanner Shipley has elevated his game to the point of being a major Division 1 talent and Johnny is in the same boat. Its going to be a fun year out in Wilsonville with some of the top athletes anywhere in the region residing there. Coach Guenther’s group is going to be filthy and it will be fun to watch.
Johnny Ragin Highlights- http://www.hudl.com/athlete/788270/johnny-ragin