Ragin’s Incredible Spring/Summer
(Ragin With NEI-South in Las Vegas at 7 on 7 National Tourney)
* Selected to play for NEI (South) at the 7 on 7 National Tournament in Las Vegas
* Offered Scholarships by BYU and Portland St
* Earned the #1 NIKE SPARQ score among 600 athletes in June
* Selected to play in " The Opening" .. The presigious NIKE Event held at world NIKE Headquarters that his team actually won
* Voted NFTC MVP Linebacker at UO in June
* Part of Team Oregon selection that attended Tom Lemming Event in Seattle
* Ranked by NEI as a top 3 RB and LB
* Maintains 4.0 GPA
In January NEI and the Barton Football Academy started hosting our Elite Events with the top athletes in the northwest. One of the first kids that arrived on seen was Johnny Ragin (6-3 210 Sr. RB/LB) of Wilsonville.
From that point on Ragin never missed a single event, and has had in my opinion the most successful camp and combine season of all the athletes in the Pacific Northwest.
To summarize what Ragin has accomplished over the last 6 months you can reference the achievement chart at the top of the article. The kid has had a phenomenal run and he’s just getting started. Ragin plays for one of the top 5a teams in the state, that should be ranked towards the top of the polls. Johnny will play for one of the top coaches in the northwest in Adam Guenther, and has a ridiculously talented cast of teammates highlighted by 5a Player of the Year Candidate and BYU commit Tanner Shipley (6-2 185 Sr. ATH), another NEI favorite.
Ragin’s team spreads the ball around well with a host of talented athletes readily available to get the job done.The big question mark will be the line, and how well they can adapt with a fairly new group up front.
Johnny went on a one week tear, something the likes we have never seen before, garnering his first 2 scholarship offers from D1 universities while racking most of the accolades referenced above.
The selection to the opening was kind of the icing on the cake, as very few northwest athletes ever get the call. Ragin said, " I got a call from Brian Stumpf of ESPN on the way home from a PSU camp, and he let me know I had an invite to " The Opening". He continued, I was very excited about the invite cause it has been something I have been working for since last year and it was great to see all of the time and work pay off".
Ragin accounted for 419 rushing/receiving yd’s and 6 Tds, while adding 31 total tackles, 2 Ints, and a team leading 4 sacks and 8 pass deflections from his linebacker position. Johnny is kind of your do it all kid, so he’s not going to put up 2000 yards with all of the talent they have on their roster. The reason he is so appealing to big D1’s other then for obvious reason’s is his versatility. He could legitimately play on either side of the ball and do very well.
Congrats to Johnny Ragin on an outstanding off season, he is a class kid and has worked hard everyday both on and off the field to get to where he is. Expect plenty of updates on Ragin moving forward.
( At “The Opening” NIKE)
( Ragin with Teammate Tanner Shipley and Team Oregon at Tom Lemming Photo shoot in Seattle)