Johnson impressed with Louisville

Jajuan Johnson visited Louisville and Cincinnati this weekend. A Top 30 2013 shooting guard from Memphis, Johnson told InsideTheVille.com the Cardinals will make his short list when he narrows his recruitment to five schools.

Jajuan Johnson visited Louisville and Cincinnati this weekend. A Top 30 2013 shooting guard from Memphis, Johnson told InsideTheVille.com the Cardinals will make his short list when he narrows his recruitment to five schools.

Rated the No. 6 SG nationally, Johnson, an athletic 6'5 guard, visited Louisville Saturday before checking out Cincinnati on Sunday. Johnson said he enjoyed his visit with Rick Pitino's program.

"It went good," Johnson told InsideTheVille.com. "I loved the campus and the stadium. I had a one on one talk with Coach Pitino and kicked it with some of the guys a little bit. The arena really stood out and I was impressed the players had their own dorm rooms."

Johnson said Pitino told him he could make an instant impact on the perimeter for the Cardinals.

"Coach Pitino was telling me how many years he's got left coaching and that I'd probably be his last four year player," said Johnson. "He said if I come I could be an impact freshman."

Louisville envisions Johnson as a two-guard capable of handling spot-duty at the point, if needed.

"They said they're recruiting me as a two-guard, but that I could also play the one some," Johnson said. "I think I could thrive in their system and I'd like to play a little at the one."

Johnson enjoyed hanging with several of Louisville's players during his visit to campus this weekend.

"They're real funny guys," said Johnson. "I spent time with Russ Smith and Chane [Behanan] a lot. They were cool."

After visiting Louisville, meeting the UofL players and talking with Pitino, Johnson said the Cardinals will be a major player in his recruitment going forward.

"They'll be in my Top 5 when I pick my Top 5 schools," Johnson said. "I don't know who the others will be yet, but Louisville is definitely in the mix."

After visiting UofL, Johnson made the short drive north to check out Mick Cronin's Bearcats. Johnson also said he plans to visit Florida and Texas this month.

"They [UC] didn't really have anything set up [like Louisville], but it was okay," Johnson said. "I liked both visits."


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