On Wednesday, Kevin Stallings got his man. Johnson made a verbal commitment to play in Nashville, according to multiple sources.
This is the guard that Vandy coveted from Day One. Given the amount of resources and time Stallings and his staff put into Johnson, it's a big day for the program. Johnson is a fit for not only the style of play but the overall structure and chemistry of the program.
Johnson visited Vandy first then Alabama and would have been on a trip to Louisville in October. Last year, Johnson averaged 21 points, 9 boards and 5 assists for Lewisburg (Tenn.) Marshall County. He's ranked the No. 21 point guard in the senior class.
Johnson's stock accelerated in July when the Georgia Stars hit a hot streak behind his play and that of Malcolm Brogdon. Johnson won admirers with his size and overall passing ability.
The importance of his commitment to Vanderbilt is two fold. He's one of the top in-state players and Stallings scored a recruiting victory against strong competition for a target he deemed significant to the advancement of his program.