At 6-foot-9 and roughly 200 pounds, Johnson has the combination of length, athleticism, and interior touch that coaches love, and it showed up during the high school year.
"I played pretty well," said Johnson of his high school season. "I got player of the year in South Carolina, but as a team we only made it to the first round of the state tournament and then lost."
According to Johnson he is much improved from that player that garnered significant interest following his performance last July.
"Last year I don't think I did anything all that well," Johnson explained. "I was kind of a lazy person. Now I am running the floor much better and just doing everything with more energy."
When it comes to recruiting, a trio of schools have begun to assert themselves as teams to watch.
About the in-state Clemson Tigers, he said, "They have told me that I am their number one priority, and that they really want me."
He basically echoed those same sentiments about the Florida Gators.
"They don't usually recruit in our area very much," said Johnson. "They just really like me and say I can be a very good player."
Johnson hopes to make some visits to schools later on, but he does know that finding a place that can offer academics as well as athletics is important.
"A school has to have everything," said Johnson. "I need a school to have a good education and good basketball."
Currently Johnson is a four-star prospect who is ranked as the No. 18 power forward in the country.