2014 shooting guard Robert Johnson has announced this afternoon that he will play college basketball for the Indiana Hoosiers amongst friends and family at his high school.
The 6-3, 180 pound guard from Richmond, Virginia has been a heavy favorite for the Tar Heels through out his recruiting process, and now the drama is over and he will be a Hoosier. Of course that brings some disappointment to UNC fans, but some fans also seemed more convinved on Rashad Vaughn than Johnson himself.
Nineteen schools saw interest in Johnson including the Tar Heels, Hoosiers and Cavs who were the clear favorites heading into today. Other schools that made an offer were Alabama, East Carolina, Georgetown, Villanova, and West Virginia.
For Indiana, it’s another (their third) top 50 recruit, but Johnson will be their first to commit and stay (of course should he stay), with Trey Lyles and James Blackmon de-committing earlier.
With a heavy roster in 2014 full of guards, Johnson would have to fight hard for some playing time at North Carolina. With three points guard potentially being on the roster, there are some chances that Roy Williams would move Marcus Paige to shooting guard too next season should he return.
Now that we know Johnson is heading to Indiana, that leaves one last scholarship still up for grabs in Chapel Hill. It comes down to a visit from Rashad Vaughn next week (who nearly committed to UNC earlier this year), Dante Exum, and James Blackmon.
Maybe Vaughn’s next visit will be the one that convinces Vaughn to commit to Chapel Hill. With Johnson committing to Indiana today you can expect to see Williams and his staff put some heavy heat back onto Rashad Vaughn persuading him to play basketball for North Carolina.