Four-star shooting guard Keon Johnson (6-5 180) is taking an official visit to Ohio State this weekend.
Johnson, who plays at The Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tennessee, is the No. 30 player overall in the 2020 class per the 247Sports Composite. He is ranked the No. 7 shooting guard and the No. 1 player in the state.
The visit to Ohio State is Johnson’s fifth official visit, as he previously took fall visits to Virginia, Auburn, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt.
Tennessee is currently the Crystal Ball consensus, but only three predictions have been cast.
Johnson expects to commit before his senior season.
On the court, Johnson can be seen playing the post for his high school team because of his size, but on the AAU circuit he is very much a perimeter slasher and shooter.
His experience in the paint, however, makes him comfortable with contact and congestion while driving and finishing.
Johnson is also a tremendous athlete, as the highlights below will show.
Ohio State does not yet have any commitments in the 2020 class, though they did just land California transfer Justice Sueing, who won’t be eligible to play until the 2020-2021 season.
At this point, the Buckeyes only have one scholarship available for the 2020 class, though head coach Chris Holtmann has said annual attrition is always a possibility.
Shooting guard may not be the biggest need for the 2020-2021 season as the Buckeyes will have Duane Washington, Luther Muhammad, and Musa Jallow as upperclassmen, but Holtmann is going to look for the best player(s) available for Ohio State’s small 2020 class and go from there.