Hoops Recruiting Central: Analysis on Johnson

2014 guard Robert Johnson is on his second of four scheduled official visits this weekend. His AAU coach, Boo Williams, helps breaks Johnson' recruitment down.

We've talked a great deal about 2014 guard Robert Johnson in this blog, and for good reason. He'll likely be the first of Indiana's 2014 targets to commit to a school, and the Hoosiers have made him a priority for some time.

Johnson's first official visit, to Bloomington, was last weekend. He accelerated his timetable following that trip and is taking his visit to Virginia this weekend. Johnson plans to take officials to North Carolina next week and Florida State the week following.

While Tom Crean and the Hoosiers would rather Johnson not visit North Carolina, his AAU coach, Boo Williams, still believes Indiana is in really good shape with the 6-foot-4 Johnson.

Williams thinks it will come down to Indiana and North Carolina, but he doesn't believe Johnson will get to the Florida State visit.

"I'm not saying it's impossible, but if you're the fourth visit in four weeks, that hardly ever happens," Williams told AllHoosiers.com. "I wouldn't want to be that fourth school.

"I thought he was just a catch and shoot guy for awhile, but he can handle the ball, he can do other things. He's going to be a big-time player. But can he do that at Carolina? Carolina is Carolina, but they have three point guards. I don't know about that."

Indiana still does not have a commit in the 2014 class, but they are in the mix on a number of highly-regarded prospects. Williams still thinks the Hoosiers will end up with a solid class.

"Sometimes things develop late," Williams said. "Sometimes one has to pop off and then others will. Look at last year, things happened late for IU. Sometimes it just takes time."

Other Sunday tidbits:

***LeRon Black, a 2014 forward and Indiana target, committed to Illinois this morning. Black had been planning to take an official visit to Bloomington, but had been thought to be an Illinois lean for some time.

"It just felt like home," Black told Scout.com's Brian Snow. "The coaching staff was great, and I knew right away this was the place for me."

***Wade Baldwin, a 2014 guard, committed to Vanderbilt this morning. Indiana never offered Baldwin, but they had called to inquire on him a few weeks back.

That's all for today. Thanks for reading.


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