Johnson Gathering Interest

Junior Shaquille Johnson's season is over and he took a few minutes to reflect on it with Johnson talks about his recruitment and the state of his game.

Shaquille Johnson's Jacksonville Lee club made it to the Final Four in Florida's 5-A classification. It was in that round they ran into runner-up Ed Nixon and Lakewood which beat them by 11.

With the season over Johnson reflected on his junior campaign and where his game is. He's gotten experience at both guard positions and shuffled between the point and shooting guard slots this year.

"I like playing both but I like playing the one better," Johnson said. "I like setting people up for shots. I think I'm better at the one with my decision making which is good."

In the off-season the 6-foot-2 Johnson has his to-do list of what's needed to improve his game. "The things I need to polish up are becoming a pure shooter. My shot needs to get better. I need to get in the gym everyday and get my reps up. I need to be a better floor general."

Jacksonville has been on him the hardest thus far. "The coaching staff there is a great coaching staff and my family would be at every home game supporting me," Johnson said. However, he's a long way from finalizing anything in his process.

Dayton, Missouri, Mississippi, Illinois, VCU, Florida State and Virginia Tech are showing interest. "Dayton started when they were coming to see London Warren play and I was playing up (in AAU ball). Missouri started off at the Real Deal last year and Illinois contacted me after the open period in April."

Dayton sent its head coach to see him with his high school team. Ditto for Jacksonville and Virginia Tech.

"I'm not going into the spring with nobody at the top," Johnson said. "Everything is open and everything is same right now. It doesn't matter if I stay home or go far. My family is going to support me wherever I go."

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