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Trey Johnson, Central Gwinnett

When Trey Johnson gave Auburn a verbal commitment last August, he did so presumably to wrap up the recruiting process early.

However, after a junior season in which he amassed 164 total tackles, five sacks and four fumble recoveries, Johnson's stock has soared.

Consequently, several high profile teams are in hot pursuit of Johnson, hoping to sway him away from Auburn, according to Central Gwinnett head coach Todd Wofford.

Leading the charge is USC. The Trojans are doing everything in their power to flip Johnson. According to Wofford, Johnson will probably take a visit to see Lane Kiffin and staff.

Another school that remains in pursuit of Johnson is Penn State, which he is also likely to visit. "Linebacker U" would love to add Johnson, the nation's No. 6 player at that position.

Notre Dame is also in the mix for Johnson, Wofford told MaxPreps. The Fighting Irish are working to get Johnson to visit South Bend. They've also shown interest in class of 2015 running back Jonathan Hawkins, who currently holds offers from Arkansas and Auburn.