Cory Johnson to make unofficial visit to Gophers

Cory Johnson, a 6-6 sophomore forward from Duluth (MN) East, will make an unofficial visit to Minnesota next Thursday. Johnson is considered one of the top sophomores in the Midwest and helped lead the Greyhounds to the Section 7 finals before losing to Blaine. A scholarship offer could come out of the visit as the Gophers start recruiting the Class of 2006.

Cory Johnson is also receiving interest from Iowa and Marquette, who have already offered him a scholarship, and Wisconsin, Creighton, Florida, Florida State and Valparaiso.

Johnson will play for the Howard Pulley Panthers AAU program this spring and summer and has been invited to the Nike All-American Camp and Reebok abcd Camp in Teaneck, N.J.

Johnson scored a career-high 44 points in the Greyhounds' 79-75 win over St. Louis Park. He is among College Basketball News' top 50 sophomores in the country.

His older brother, Ryan is getting some Division II and Division III looks from schools throughout the Midwest.

His father, Rockne Johnson, played at Oregon State and Minnesota-Duluth. Rockne averaged 14.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game in 1978-79 and 16.2 points and 12 rebounds in 1979-80 as a senior.

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