Last week, rumors began to make circles that 2014 shooting guard Robert Johnson was ready to announce his commitment as early as next week. It wasn’t long after that, that Paul Biancardi of ESPN confirmed that September 20th, Johnson will indeed publicly make a commitment announcement. North Carolina has always appeared to be the favorite to land Johnson and UNC appears to be the team to beat.
Johnson and 2013 point guard Nate Britt have been friends for sometime and played each other through out their young basketball careers. Having a long time friend at the school doesn’t hurt, it only helps. Britt was Johnson’s host this past weekend when Johnson visited the campus. With a close friend as an ambassador from UNC, there is no doubt that Britt worked every angle he could while Johnson was in town.
Word on the street is that Johnson enjoyed his visit to Chapel Hill this past weekend. He spent a great deal of time with the team and coaches. When he and his family sat down with Coach Roy Williams and asked questions, they got answers. Even if there was an answer that wasn’t particularly thrilling to them, a family and player has to love honesty, but I’m sure Johnson got the answers he wanted and expected from Williams.
The Carolina trip was right there as far as the time I had and the questions that were answered and the overall feeling I got from the trip was right up there with Indiana and Virginia. I guess they answered a lot of questions and they showed me a good time. So I thought it went good. – Johnson on his visit to Evan Daniels
One Scholarship Left
The Tar Heels only have one scholarship left and the pressure was put on when Rashad Vaughn announced he had scheduled a visit to Chapel Hill later this year. Fans would love to see Vaughn in Carolina blue, but he just hasn’t seemed to show as much interest in the UNC program. Johnson however would love to play in the ACC and has continually shown that he loves UNC and the coaches. With Coach Williams making more offers recently, Johnson has to feel the pressure and knows that he could lose out on the chance of a lifetime.
Keeping It Heel will continue to update you Robert Johnson’s recruitment as we learn more including his announcement next week on September 20th!