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Oregon RB/LB Johnny Ragin III commits to BYU

Those who follow BYU running backs coach Joe DuPaix on Twitter know the routine by now.

Whenver @CoachJoeDuPaix tweets that it is a "great day to be a Cougar," BYU has received a football commitment.

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Shortly after it happened Thursday night, running back and outside linebacker Johnny Ragin III of Wilsonville, Ore., announced on Twitter that he had committed to BYU.

@Glory_IIIERA said on Twitter: "Committed to Brigham Young University. Go COUGS!"

Ragin's teammate at Wilsonville High, receiver Tanner Shipley, re-committed to BYU last month.

BYU coaches visited Ragin on Tuesday night.

He also had offers from Cal, Oregon State, Colorado and Nevada.

He is listed by Scout.com as a 6-foot-3, 215-pound athlete.

Here's the updated list of BYU football commitments from the class of 2013:

Keegan Hicks, 6-3, 280 OL from South Jordan, Utah (Bingham High School)

Trajan Pili, 6-2, 200 LB from Las Vegas (Centennial High School)

Dallin Leavitt, 5-11, 196 Safety from Portland, Ore. (Central Catholic High School)

Moroni Laulu-Pututau, 6-4, 190, TE from Hyrum, Utah (Mountain Crest High School)

Talon Shumway, 6-3, 190, WR from Highland, Utah (Lone Peak High School)

JonRyheem Peoples, 6-6, 300 OL from Rigby, Idaho (Rigby High School)

Maataua Brown, 6-5, 290, DT from Norwalk, Calif. (Cerritos Junior College)

Kalolo Manumaleuna Utu, 6-2, 250, LB from Compton, Calif. (Compton Junior College)

Nathan DeBeikes, 6-2, 196, LB from Thousand Oaks, Calif. (Thousand Oaks High School)

Johnny Tapasoa, 5-10, 190, Safety from Kahuku, Hawaii (Kahuku High School)

Addison Pulsipher, 6-5, 240, DE from Temecula, Calif. (Temecula Valley High School)

Billy Green, 6-2, 196, QB from Shoreline, Wash. (Christian King's High School)

Hayden Weichers, 6-0, 165 WR from South Jordan, Utah (Bingham High School)

Kai Nacua, 6-2, 200 LB from Las Vegas, Nev. (Liberty High School)

Patrick Palau, 5-11, 240 FB from Salt Lake City, Utah (East High School)

Garrett England, 6-3, 185 RB from Salt Lake City, Utah (Skyline High School)

Merrill Taliauli, 6-2, 305 DL from Salt Lake City, Utah (East High School)

Thomas Shoaf, 6-6, 265 OL from Columbus, Indiana (Columbus North High School)

Michael Davis, 6-2, 180 WR from Los Angeles, Calif. (Glendale High School)

Inoke Lotulelei, 5-8, 175 WR from Salt Lake City, Utah (Cottonwood High School)

Darrin Laufasa, 6-1, 220 RB from Bothell, Wash. (Bothell High School)

Tanner Shipley, 6-2, 185 WR from Wilsonville, Ore. (Wilsonville High School)

Claudell Louis 6-6, 270 DE from Visalia, Calif. (College of the Sequoias)

Jordan Preator, 6-0, 183 Safety from Plain City, Utah (Fremont High School)

Rylee Gautavai, 6-1, 200 linebacker from Bountiful, Utah (Bountiful High School)

Brayden Kearsley, 6-6, 250 OL from Portland, Ore. (Aloha High School)

Jonny Ragin, 6-3, 215 RB/LB from Wilsonville, Ore. (Wilsonville High School)

Note: Kearsley has not decommitted, but has acknowledged he is looking around at a few other schools.



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