Oppenheimer is a Nuclear Defender

Johns Creek rising senior linebacker Sam Oppenheimer broke the school record last fall with 153 tackles on the season, and since then has seen his recruitment garner attention from college programs. The 6’1″ 215 lbs. linebacker updated us with his latest recruiting news.

Who all has offered you?

“Eastern Michigan, Princeton, UPenn, and Eastern Illinois.”

Where have you visited? Do you have more visits planned soon?

“I have visited App State, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Eastern Michigan, UPenn, Princeton, Villanova, and Richmond, I will be at Liberty today and Wake Forrest Saturday and Duke next week.”

Goals for spring practice?

“The goals are to lead the team through the new coaching change at JC, become an impact player on both sides of the ball, and pick up a couple more offers in the spring.”

Are you camping this summer?

“Yes, I will be going to multiple camps this summer.”

“Including Clemson, Florida State, UVA, Virginia Tech, maybe Duke, and maybe NC State. Could go to other schools but have not decided yet.”

When would you like to make a decision?

“I would like to commit before the season starts, but if that doesn’t happen just be able to sign early signing period.”

The Scoop

Oppenheimer had one of the best defensive seasons ever for a Johns Creek player last year, and not only did he break the school record, but he also led his region in tackles for loss. Negative plays are typically key indicators we lookout for linebacker prospects, and Oppenheimer certainly produced with 17 last season. Beyond his excellent on-the-field play, the 2023 recruit boasts a 3.7 GPA. The rising senior has a great football IQ as well, and we are encouraged by his consistent good reads on each play.

Oppenheimer seemingly jumps in the direction of the play before it happens, which explains his record-breaking season last year. Considering all of the great players, especially on defense, that have come through Johns Creek over the last 5 years, that really says a lot about Oppenheimer’s impact on the game, and we expect more programs to jump on board and offer the talented rising senior.


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