One of Texas Tech’s top 2018 basketball targets has trimmed some of the fat in his recruitment.
Keyontae Johnson, a 4-star small forward out of Oak Hill Academy in West Virginia, is down to four finalists and the Red Raiders remain in the mix, along with Florida, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech, he announced on Sunday.
After 4 visits, careful consideration, and alot of prayer. I have narrowed my list to my top 4 choices. I thank God for this tremendous opportunity, i would like to thank each and every coach who spent time recruiting me and i thank my parents for being there no matter what pic.twitter.com/cr1uI6zDZw
— Keyontae (@keyontaejohnso1) October 22, 2017
With 21 total offers to date, the 6-foot-5, 190-pound wings’s services have been coveted b programs such as Kansas, Connecticut, Wake Forest, Providence, Ohio State and Wichita State, among others.
Wichita State and Minnesota each received official visits on Sept. 15 and Oct. 13, respectively, but were left on the outside of Johnson’s recruitment looking in going forward.
Texas Tech, however, is still a factor. Chris Bear and the Red Raiders officially hosted Johnson on Sept. 29 ahead of his most recent official visit to Florida on Oct. 7. The Gators are currently considered the team to beat, owning 100 percent of Johnson’s Crystal Ball projections. Although Texas Tech could certainly afford to add another elite prospect to its 2018 class, the Red Raiders do currently hold a pledge from the nation’s top-ranked JUCO prospect, 3-star small forward Deshawn Corprew.
Johnson is the much more coveted talent, though, and understandably so.
He’s currently ranked as the nation’s No. 91 player, No. 22 small forward and the No. 1 player in West Virginia, per the 247Sports Composite rankings.
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