Johnson has a Leader

Sources close to Richmond (Va.) 2014 G Robert Johnson tell that Johnson has a leader less than a week before his first official visit.

Robert Johnson, a 2014 guard from Richmond, Virginia, will take his first official visit, to Indiana, next weekend. Johnson has become Indiana's top guard target in next year's class.

Multiple sources close to Johnson told that Indiana is the leader at this point in the recruitment process.

North Carolina and Virginia are also still in the mix, according to the sources, but the Hoosiers are the leader because of the work of assistant coach Kenny Johnson.

"Once Kenny started recruiting Robert, he hasn't stopped," Johnson's AAU coach, Boo Williams, said. "He's been tireless."

One source even said the decommitment of James Blackmon Jr. helped Indiana's chances of landing Johnson.

"That took a kid who had been on the fence and makes him more likely to choose Indiana," the source said. "Indiana is in great shape."

Johnson has said on numerous occasions that if he visits a school and falls in love with it, he won't wait to make a decision. The fact that Indiana is getting Johnson's first official visit is a good sign, and it wouldn't be at all surprising for Johnson to commit before he leaves Bloomington next week.

Johnson's family will travel with him to Bloomington, as well as Williams. Williams' nephew, Troy, is a freshman for the Hoosiers now and was the first player from the Boo Williams AAU program to ever commit to Indiana. If Johnson commits, that would be two in as many years and would create a sort of pipeline between that program and Indiana.

Indiana does not currently have any committed recruits in the 2014 class. Top Stories