UNC Basketball Recruiting: Robert Johnson Announcement Primer


The day is here for the young shooting star named Robert Johnson. The Richmond, Virginia native according to an ESPN Radio report all for committing to North Carolina yesterday, but today is another day and later today we will officially know whether or not Roy Williams and North Carolina has completed it’s 2014 recruiting class.

The announcement will be made at 3:30 pm today from his school library and numerous media outlets will be there to cover it.

Mandatory Knowledge

Height/Weight: 6-3; 180 pounds

Position: Shooting Guard

Rating: Four Stars

High School: Benedictine College Prep, Virginia

Considering/Offers: Florida State Seminoles, Indiana Hoosiers, North Carolina Tar Heels, and Virginia Cavaliers

North Carolina has been considered the favorites to land Johnson for most of his recruitment, but Indiana has pursued him hard and lately, the word is Virginia has made a mark and that they could spoil the party.

There is a fit for Johnson at all four schools he is considering, but it appears Florida State is truly out of the question at this point. The Seminoles haven’t put forth much of an effort in some time to reach out to Johnson and while North Carolina is the favorite, Indiana and Virginia aren’t out of the question.

The issue for UNC that could be sending Johnson somewhere else other than Chapel Hill is having three point guards on the roster next season. With three talented guards UNC is going to be crowded with both guard positions and could eliminate to a degree the need for a shooting guard such as Johnson. Of course some fans could argue that leaves a scholarship for Rashad Vaughn, but then we’d have the same “crowded” issues that exist with having Johnson on the roster.

Moving on, there’s little doubt about FSU being eliminated, but with the numerous mixed signals the remaining three schools and their fans are hoping he chooses their school, but have doubts that it may or may not be them.

At 3:30 pm this afternoon Johnson will settle all anxiety and disappoint some while giving others a reason to rejoice, but rest assured college basketball fans will know where Johnson will play college basketball before they fall asleep tonight! Of course you can bet Keeping It Heel will be covering the announcement both online here at KeepingItHeel.com and on Twitter! So be sure to give us a follow and keep checking in with us for more updates through-out the day!

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