Johnson receives surprise offer

Following a successful AAU season, 7’ Earl Watson Elite center Jayce Johnson is ready to return to Santa Monica, CA to trim his offer list and prepare for his senior season.

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Johnson used the AAU season to get better and learn more about his game. Jayce has upped his offer count to 27 after receiving offers from all areas of the country. The AAU season was a great opportunity for coaches to be able to see me play and I think that helped my recruitment."

The latest offer for Jayce comes from Georgia Tech. Jayce has been in touch with Tech coaches Brian Gregory and Tom Herrion. Jayce was a little surprised by the offer. “I knew they were recruiting me so it was surprising in a good way.” Jayce likes that Tech plays in the ACC and has a history of producing NBA players.

The Tech coaches were impressed that Jayce improved every time they saw him play. “Coach Herrion said he loved that I was able to use either hand on offense.” The Tech coaches feel Johnson would be a good fit in the system they run. “Tech will be a school I give heavy consideration.”

As Jayce looks to trim his offer list to the five schools that will get official visits, he remains wide open. “Sometime next week I will sit down with my parents and evaluate the academics and basketball at each school.”

Jayce will be looking for a school that has a highly rated business school. The type of system the basketball team runs will also be a factor. “I want coaches that I can relate to and coaches that will make me a better player.” Being comfortable with the school’s campus will also be a factor in Jayce’s decision.

“Ideally, I’d love to sign in the early period.” Jayce has moved back to Santa Monica after playing last season at Findlay Prep. He wants to be able to concentrate on his final season to make it a special one.


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