Johnson Schedules UNC Visit

Robert Johnson spent last weekend in Bloomington (Ind.) for an official visit to Indiana. Now he'll embark on three trips over the next three weekends.

Official visits have been scheduled for Virginia, North Carolina and Florida State, Richmond (Va.) Benedictine coach Ryan Marable confirmed.

"He has a school to compare the others to," Marable said. "I think he had a great visit to Indiana and he enjoyed it. He just wants to make sure something isn't better."

Johnson, who jumped to No. 54 in's newest 2014 top 100 rankings, moved his visit to Virginia up to this coming weekend. Johnson visited Virginia unofficially in the late spring.

Following this weekend's trip to UVa, Johnson will take an official visit to North Carolina the weekend of September 7th. The trip will be the 6-foot-3 guard's first to Chapel Hill.

Johnson's last scheduled visit is to Florida State the weekend of September 14th. Following that trip, Johnson aims to make a decision.

"I think he kind of just wants to get it over with to be honest," Marable said. "He wants to see those schools and have a comparison with Indiana."

"He kind of said he would like to commit the Monday he gets back from Florida State, like the 16th," he added. "He kind of just wants to get it over with it. He's just ready to make a decision."

Marable said the Indiana trip made quite an impression on his senior guard. Is Indiana currently the leader for Johnson?

"I think so, just because of the visit and the relationship he has with the coaching staff," Marable said. "I think his parents kind of want him to see the other schools. He's kind of said he doesn't have anything to compare it to visit wise. He wants to make sure that's the place he could see himself."

"I think IU is in a good position with him now because of how much fun he had on campus, what they told him and his expected role with him coming in as a freshman," Marable said.

North Carolina already has three top 50 recruits on board in the 2014 class, but they are looking to add Johnson to fill the role as a shooter. Marable said the visit to Chapel Hill (N.C.) will be key.

"They are so guard heavy that, that may kind of weight in on his decision a little," Marable said. "Once he gets there and sees the guys and plays with them that could weigh heavy on the decision."

"He would play the two there," he said. "They need a knock down shooter. He told me yesterday that they are recruiting mainly as a two or a scorer."

One of the breakout performers of the summer, Johnson performed well at the NBPA Camp in mid-June and followed that up with strong outings at the Nike Peach Jam and at AAU Nationals.

A combination guard, Johnson shoots the ball very well from behind the three-point stripe. While regarded as a shooting guard, he is also able to spend some time on the ball.

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