Four-star shooting guard Keon Johnson (6-5 180) has released his final three schools via Twitter. Johnson, who has set his decision date for August 6, will be choosing from Ohio State, Tennessee, and Virginia.
Johnson attends The Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tennessee and is on the cusp of being a 5-star prospect. He is currently the No. 30 player in the 2020 class per the 247Sports Composite and the No. 7 shooting guard overall.
— Keon Johnson (@iamkeonjohnson) May 14, 2019
Ohio State only offered on May 1, so they have made up some significant ground in Johnson’s recruitment.
Much of the credit for Johnson’s draw to OSU is going to new Buckeye assistant coach Jake Diebler, who came to Ohio State from Vanderbilt, where he was recruiting Johnson previously.
Johnson is a tremendous athlete who is comfortable in the paint. He can drive and create offense, or slash and cut without the ball and finish at the rim. An improving perimeter game makes him one of the top swingmen in the nation.
Currently, Holtmann only has one scholarship slot available for the 2020 class.
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.
It will be interesting to see if Holtmann takes the first 2020 prospect who commits, or if he narrows the Buckeyes’ needs to a select position or two.
Holtmann has said that attrition is expected every year, so while there is currently only one slot available in 2020, they may continue to recruit as if they have two.