Wednesday marked the first day that 2018 basketball players are allowed to be offered scholarships by programs around the country. The Michigan coaching staff didn't waste any time targeting an in-state talent it hopes to bring on board.
2018 in-state PF Brandon Johns (East Lansing, Mich.) officially received his U-M offer today after being called by head coach John Beilein.
"(Beilein) called and was talking to me about where I could fit in the program and most importantly to work hard on the books in school," Johns said. "He said I could be a combo forward like a two, three or four. Not necessarily a guard."
With Johns visiting campus before, he is familiar with what the basketball program has to offer. However, the program has seen some turnover with the assistant coaching staff. Johns said that he has indeed heard from new assistant coach Saddi Washington.
What does this offer mean for Johns? It doesn't necessarily put the Wolverines as the front-runner for him, but having the offer does put them in a good spot.
"Well I mean an offer period is such a blessing because like I said before not everyone can say they have a B1G school that has offered them," Johns said. "Michigan is definitely an option. I still have time left before I'm able to make a final decision on a college yet."
There's quite some time left before Johns has to make a decision. For now, he does plan to visit campus again soon. He plans on feeling things out before making a decision.