Johnson going through the process

Kedren Johnson is in the process of making a college decision. The 6'4 point guard from Lewisburg, TN., has visited Vanderbilt and Alabama and has upcoming official visits to Florida (Sept. 24) and Louisville (Oct. 15).

Kedren Johnson is in the process of making a college decision.

The 6'4 point guard from Lewisburg, TN., has made official visits to two of his finalists – Vanderbilt and Alabama – and has upcoming official visits to Florida (Sept. 24) and Louisville (Oct. 15).

Johnson has also been busy hosting college coaches on in-home visits. Rick Pitino visited Johnson last Thursday, the first day college coaches were allowed to visit with prospects off-campus. Kevin Stallings, Billy Donovan, and Anthony Grant are also scheduled to visit this week or next. Georgia Tech's coach, Paul Hewitt, also will visit to try to convince Johnson to make an official visit with the Yellowjackets.

Last weekend, Johnson made an official visit to Alabama. Also visiting Tuscaloosa with Johnson was Rodney Hood, a small forward prospect that Louisville also is recruiting. Johnson said he and Hood discussed the Cardinals while visiting the Crimson Tide.

"It was cool. I got to hang out with the players a lot, I went to the football game and met Coach Saban," Johnson said of his visit to Alabama. "The coaches told me what their plans are for me. They've got good kids in the program and [Grant] knows what he's talking about."

Johnson's next visit will be to Florida, followed by a final visit to Louisville.

"Billy Donovan is a winner and he has good players there already and he wants me to come in and distribute the ball to the players where they need to get it," Johnson said.

While he's visited two of his four favorites, Johnson claims a leader has not emerged yet in his recruitment.

"I've still got official visits and home visits coming up," Johnson said.

What did Scout.com's No. 21-ranked point guard prospect think about Pitino's in-home visit last week?

"It was good," Johnson said. "We had dinner and a lot of my family and friends was there, then we went back to my house. It was me, my coach, my family and Coach Pitino. He laid out how it's a great program with great tradition. And he told me how he's planning to play me and Peyton Siva together."

How would that work?

"He said we could both bring the ball up the court and he's going to run me at the one and the two," Johnson said. "We'd play off each other, I guess. It sounds pretty good. That's how most of the coaches are [explaining] how they would use me."

What Johnson is trying to gauge during the visit process from the coaches recruiting him is how they plan to utilize his talents on the court and whether or not he's a "priority" recruit for their programs.

"All the coaches say I'm a top priority," said Johnson.

So how will he decide between Vanderbilt, Alabama, Florida and Louisville?

"It's just going to be a gut feeling," Johnson said.


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