Kedren Johnson - Keeping His Options Open

Kedren Johnson, a Tennessee point guard, has yet to make his official visit but was on the Georgia Tech campus this past weekend for an AAU tournament. We caught up with Kedren to find out how his recruiting is progressing and where Georgia Tech stands on his list.

Kedren Johnson is completing his junior year at Marshall County (TN) high school, just north of the Alabama border in Middle Tennessee. He is a talented point guard, who recently came to Atlanta and played in an AAU tournament at Georgia Tech.

Johnson is a member of the Atlanta based Georgia Stars. Johnson and the Stars were playing in the Wallace Prather U-17 tournament at Tech. Johnson' first trip to Tech was a successful one as Kedren and the Stars walked away with the winning trophy.

Georgia Tech is one of seven teams that have offered Johnson. They are also the only school that have offered Johnson that he hasn't visited other than during this weekend's AAU tournament. Will they be getting that visit? "We've talked about visiting but nothing has been planned yet."

In addition to his offer from Tech, Johnson has received offers from and visited six other schools. "I've been to Memphis, Louisville, Tennessee, Alabama, Vanderbilt, and Florida in July." In spite of all the interest Johnson is getting from some of the top programs in the south, he's not ready to name a leader. "I'm still wide open."

Johnson has a few factors in mind in deciding on a school. "The primary factor will be playing time and then my relationship with the coaches followed by the quality of the program." Johnson will be making that decision with help from his parents.

At the present time he's not sure when he'll be making his decision. "I don't' know," said Kedren. "It may be before or maybe after the AAU season" The AAU season will begin in July.

Grades are not a problem for the 6'4"-220 guard. "I have a 3.4 GPA."

While Kedren doesn't have any plans for visits or camps, he's hoping to get one invite. "I'm hoping to be invited to the Deron Williams or LeBron James camps," said Johnson. "We'll see."


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