This is a player that Tennessee needs to land from a perception standpoint, as well as a practical one. He’s an in-state standout, a national recruit and he’s not from Memphis, meaning that’s one obstacle that the Vols don’t have to overcome as they do whenever they venture into the Tigers’ backyard. Many feel like the Vols have established themselves as the team to beat for Johnson, but he has yet to formally announce any leaders. According to our last conversation, Tennessee, Virginia, Ole Miss and Vandy are the schools he hears from the most right now.
That’s a presumptive top four for him but he’s very clear in stating that he’s still open and others could step in and get involved. Notre Dame, Ohio State and Indiana are three programs that have upped their efforts this spring. A big, athletic wing Johnson just brings a lot to the table. He’s a fiery competitor who works hard on both ends of the floor. He’s steadily improved his ball handling and shooting over the past two seasons to the point where he’s now a ‘big guard’ rather than a small forward.
Yea I don’t think he’s going there...seemingly was between Vanderbilt and Tennessee before coaching change, I think that’s obviously good for Tennessee. He likes Virginia and Bennett a lot but distance is a big factor and that’s just too far imo.