Johnson Plans To Wait It Out

Nick Johnson is a hot commodity. After an impressive display on the summer circuit college coaches are in his ear.

Nick Johnson put together an impressive summer. Although many analysts and college coaches have gone back and forth on whether he's a point guard or a combo, the consensus is that the 6-foot-3 guard can play.

Throughout the spring and summer circuit, Johnson proved just that.

"I thought my first few tournaments went really good," he said. "I thought I got tired at the end and didn't do as good. That's something that I want to focus on for next year and just be in shape and focus on my body."

Following July, where Johnson played with California Supreme, his recruitment reached a new level.

"It definitely took off," Johnson said. "A lot of schools started recruiting me and started calling."

"Right now I'm just not thinking about it," he added. "I'm letting everybody get in contact with me and I don't want to make a decision for a while. I'm just listening to what they have to say and taking it in and taking notes."

Johnson already has scholarship offers from Ohio State, Arizona State, Wake Forest, Arizona, Gonzaga, Virginia Tech and Georgia. He also claims interest from Indiana, Kentucky and the entire PAC-10.

Over the summer Johnson, who transferred to Las Vegas (Nev.) Findlay Prep for his final two season of high school, took unofficial visits to Arizona and Arizona State.

"It went pretty good," he said of his trip to Arizona. "They just showed me around and I got to know the new coaching staff and everything, so it went pretty good."

"I've known that coaching staff for a while," he explained about the Arizona State staff. "We just hung out and we went into their new facility and that was pretty cool."

Johnson doesn't have any other unofficial visits set up, and plans to step away some from the recruiting process, as he's won't make a decision for quite some time.

"I'm wide open right now," Johnson said. "I kind of want to stay at the beginning stage for a while, probably for another year. The summer before my senior year is when I want to start narrowing it down."


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