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Nation’s No. 6 SG Keon Johnson Taking Official Visit to Ohio State This Weekend

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Four-star shooting guard Keon Johnson will be on an official visit to Ohio State this weekend. It will be his final official visit prior to making a commitment.

Johnson (6-5 180) attends the Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tennessee and is ranked the No. 31 player in the 2020 class per the 247Sports Composite and the No. 6 shooting guard in the nation.

Ohio State offered Johnson on May 1, and within two weeks he released a Top 3 of Tennessee, Virginia, and Ohio State with a decision date set for August 6. A May official visit to OSU never materialized, but that is being rectified this weekend.

The connection between Ohio State and Johnson is credited to new assistant coach Jake Diebler, who recruited Johnson while at Vanderbilt previously. Clearly both Diebler and OSU have made an impression. Now we’ll see what kind of impact the actual official visit has on Johnson’s decision-making process.

On the court, 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.

All seven Crystal Ball projections have been cast for Tennessee.

Currently, the Buckeyes only have one scholarship slot available for the 2020 class and they do not yet have any commitments in the 2020 class. Ohio State head coach Chris 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.

Four-star West Virginia small forward Jalen Bridges is also taking an unofficial visit to Ohio State this weekend. He is the No. 80 player in the nation and the No. 20 small forward. All three Crystal Ball projections have him staying home and playing with the Mountaineers.

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