Four-star Keon Johnson still has Tennessee basketball on his radar. The in-state 2020 shooting guard is down to the Volunteers and Ohio State Buckeyes.
With one five-star already committed for its 2020 recruiting class, Tennessee basketball is in the running for another elite player. And the Vols got one step closer to securing a commitment from him this week.
Keon Johnson, a four-star shooting guard out of Webb High School in Bell Buckle, Tenn., has trimmed his list to two schools, with an announcement set for Aug. 6. One of them is the Vols, and the other one is the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Ranked the No. 34 overall player nationally and the 10 player at his position, Johnson stands at 6’5″ 180 pounds. He announced his two schools in an interview with HoopSeen TV, which you can see on YouTube.
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After losing four of five starters this past year, Tennessee basketball has two seniors who will be among the top three contributors this year, and depending on what Josiah James Jr. does as a freshman, the Vols could lose all three of their top contributors. That makes it crucial for the Vols to continue to have talent coming in.
Rick Barnes did a great job rebuilding Rocky Top, but this makes things much tougher. However, he has shown an ability to do that. At this point, 6’7″ 205-pound forward Corey Walker Jr. is already a commitment for the 2020 class, and he is a major pickup. As a result, the Vols are in solid shape.
Even better news for the Vols, the RivalsFutureCast has them as a unanimous favorite to land Johnson. They are also the unanimous favorite on the 247Sports Crystal Ball. Meanwhile, the Rivals FanFutureCast has UT as the favorite by a majority to land him.
Simply put, Tennessee basketball has made the last cut possible for a four-star in-state shooting guard before he makes his decision. And they are an overwhelming favorite to land him. So this is definitely good news for them.