Ypsilanti, Mich., forward Jaylen Johnson has emerged as one of the top sleepers nationally in the Class of 2014, earning a ton of high-major interest.
The 6-foot-8 Johnson has landed a bunch of new offers, including one from the University of Louisville. He visited U of L this past week and now has the Cardinals among his top options, according to his AAU coach.
"They're right in the thick of things," said Christian Vaughn-Dawkins, who runs the Dorian's Pride AAU team. "I think they're one of his top schools after what we saw (on the visit)."
Vaughn-Dawkins said the visit was "very good," noting Johnson watched the Cardinals practice, sat down with U of L coach Rick Pitino and saw the facilities during his time on campus.
The facilities are unbelievable, coach Pitino was very good, the entire staff is very good," Vaughn-Dawkins said. "The guards they have are really, really good. The workouts that we saw, those guards are good.
"It's going to be a very, very interesting recruitment."
Johnson really emerged several weeks ago with a breakout performance at the Pangos All-American Camp. During his junior season, Johnson, who is just 16-years old, averaged 11.8 points and 10.5 rebounds a game.
He also has offers from Arizona State, Florida State, North Carolina State, Maryland, Iowa, Iowa State, Cincinnati and others. He has serious interest from Michigan, Michigan State and others.