Two visits down for Johnson

Top 50 prospect Brice Johnson has completed two official visits and is gearing up for a third.

Brice Johnson is over halfway through his scheduled official visits.

A few weeks ago, the 6-foot-9, 185-pound power forward traveled to Raleigh (N.C.) for an official visit to North Carolina State.

"The N.C. State visit was real good," Johnson's AAU coach and mentor Dion Bethea told "Coach Gottfried and those guys did a really good job of making Brice and his dad feel at home."

Then just two weeks after his trip to N.C. State, Johnson, a standout at Cordova (S.C.) Edisto, traveled to Chapel Hill for an official visit with Roy Williams and his staff at Carolina.

"It was cool," Johnson said. "I learned some new things that I didn't learn the first time. I got to talk to the academic advisor"

"I had my dad with me," the 6-foot-9, 185-pound power forward added. "We did a lot the first time, we didn't do too much new."

During each visit, the head coaches chatted with Johnson about how they are planning to use him if they are lucky enough to gain his services.

"Coach Gottfried did and coach Williams did when we went for an unofficial," Bethea said. "Both of them said they see him being an elite four. He's a guy that can do a lot of different things. Brice Johnson is real skilled."

With two trips down, Johnson's next scheduled official visit is to Florida for the weekend of October 1st.

Although Florida is his last scheduled visit, it may not be his last trip. Johnson and Bethea mentioned the possibility of taking other trips.

"I'm still trying to set up times to visit South Carolina and Clemson," he said. "But I don't know if I'll have time."

"I think he's probably going to end up visiting Clemson and South Carolina," Bethea added.

Johnson, the No. 47 overall player in the 2012 recruiting class, said he hopes to make his college choice "sometime in October."

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