Four-star forward Brandon Johns had a very productive spring with Indy Heat in the EYBL. Johns, who has a good combination of size, athleticism, and shot making ability, has been the focus of an intense recruiting battle in the Midwest, and recently took a pair of unofficial visits.
Johns stopped by Purdue first, and came away impressed with the school and the plan they have for him.
"It is an amazing school and a beautiful campus," said Johns of Purdue. "I liked everything about the gym and Mackey Arena is really nice. They’ve been telling me I could be like Vince Edwards who plays the three and the four for them."
When it comes to his trip to Indiana, Johns said, "Their campus is huge and really nice. Their message to me was that I could play the three and the four and just bring energy."
He continued about the Hoosiers, "I really like the staff. They are all very nice people, and I like them a lot."
For Johns another visit is coming up, this time to an ACC program.
"A week after this camp I plan on visiting Pittsburgh," said Johns.
About the Panthers, he said, "I’ve been talking to their coaching staff a lot and they seem like really good people, so I just want to get out there and make a visit."
While no visit to Michigan is planned, Johns has been to Michigan several times and the Wolverines are very much in the mix in this recruitment.
"I am definitely interested in Michigan," explained Johns of the Wolverines. "They say I can play the three for them, and how I would fit in with them getting up and down the floor and shooting threes."
For now Johns is content to move the recruiting process at a solid pace before making an educated decision on where he wants to go.
"I will probably cut down schools and make a few visits before coming to a decision, which hopefully won’t be too long," noted Johns.