Johnson moves Virginia visit, schedules UNC

2014 guard Robert Johnson was supposed to take his next official visit, to Virginia, the weekend of Sept. 6-7, but he's moved it up a week. Find out why here.

Indiana didn't secure a commitment from Robert Johnson when he was on campus for an official visit this past weekend, but Johnson has accelerated his timeline as a result of that trip.

Johnson's father, Robert Johnson Sr., told AllHoosiers.com on Wednesday night that Johnson will move his official visit to Virginia up a week to this weekend and will take an official to North Carolina Sept. 6-8.

"We're just trying to take visits and make a decision," Johnson Sr. said.

Johnson, a 2014 guard from Richmond (Va.), will likely take those two visits and make a decision soon thereafter. Johnson's AAU coach, Boo Williams, said earlier this week that North Carolina is the only serious threat to Indiana for Johnson at this point in his recruitment.

"I don't think Indiana should really be worried about that Virginia visit," Williams said. "That won't matter. If he meets with Roy, that will hurt them. They can't afford to let him get on campus [at North Carolina].

"My question about North Carolina is where are they gonna play him? They already have three point guards and two wings. There might not be room for him there."

It's not great news for Indiana that Johnson will visit Chapel Hill, but the Hoosiers are not out of the running by any means. If anything, Indiana will get an answer on Johnson in the next two weeks and can move on either way.

That being said, Johnson's importance to Tom Crean and the Hoosiers cannot be understated. Indiana still does not have a committed recruit in the 2014 class, and the Hoosiers have gone hard after Johnson for the last several months.

Johnson is the No. 54 player in the 2014 class.


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