Johnny Ragin came to The Opening this past weekend with two offers trying to make a statement and since that time the Wilsonville, Ore., outside linebacker has seen his recruitment pick up in many ways.
The 6-foot-2, 198-pound prospect with offers from BYU and Portland State has started to hear from many more Pac-12 schools and he's hopeful more offers could be coming in soon.
"I've been in contact with Oregon, UCLA and Oregon State since The Opening and I have a feeling I'll be in contact with some of the SEC coaches like Georgia and a couple other schools as well," Ragin said.
"It was very productive to be there. I learned a lot in my pass coverage. The coaches were awesome and I had a great time to prove myself and get some national exposure."
That kind of exposure is crucial to players like Ragin, who competed with some of the best players in the country in Beaverton, Ore., last weekend and had his strong moments during 7on7 play.
To only have offers from BYU and Portland State, Ragin hopes being seen - and written about - by more people will be of interest to some more college coaches.
"It's very important for me to get that kind of exposure because coming from Oregon we don't get as much press and as much national respect as kids from California and Texas and Florida," Ragin said.
"It helps me get my name out there as much as I can and I think I proved I can play with the best in the nation. I was really appreciative for the opportunity."
Those new offers could be coming in soon. Ragin said he's heard only positive things this past week and he's hopeful some Pac-12 offers could be arriving in the next few months.
"A lot of the coaches are on the same page," Ragin said.
"They liked what they've seen since I've been to their camps and some of them could be on the bubble. They might want to watch some more film and I could receive an offer or they might want to hold off until the first couple games of the season."