Robert Johnson, a 2014 guard from Richmond (Va.), will announce his college decision at 3:30 p.m. this afternoon. This primer should get you ready.
THE BASICS: Johnson is a 6-foot-3, 170-pound guard. He's a four-star recruit and is the 8th-ranked shooting guard in the 2014 class. Johnson can play both on the ball and off, and is an above average shooter from the perimeter.
THE RECRUITMENT: Indiana recruited Johnson hard throughout the summer and into the fall, and the Hoosiers were considered the leader for a long time. Johnson plays for the Boo Williams AAU program, a program run by the uncle of Indiana freshman Troy Williams. Williams was the first player from the Boo Williams program to ever commit to IU.
Indiana got Johnson's first official visit, and according to his father, he wanted to commit to the Hoosiers after the visit. But Johnson's parents convinced him to take his time and see the other schools, and that's what he chose to do.
Regardless of the decision on Friday, it's hard to imagine the Hoosiers could have done much more to land Johnson. They were persistent throughout the recruitment and legitimately pursued Johnson as a guy that could be the face of the '14 class.
THE DECISION: It's still a tight race as I write this late Thursday night, but sources close to the situation say Indiana is not in front. But you never really know how these things will play out until the kid has actually made the commitment. So anything could still happen.
THE AFTERMATH: If Indiana lands Johnson, it's a big deal. Johnson would be the Hoosiers' first commitment in the '14 class and could simply be the first domino to fall. Getting that first commit is always important.
If Indiana doesn't land Johnson, its list of guard targets narrows to Lourawls Nairn and James Blackmon Jr. Indiana coach Tom Crean was in to see three-star shooting guard Riley LaChance in Wisconsin on Thursday night as well.