Norland Point Guard Talks Recruiting

2015 Miami Norland (Fla.) point guard, Zach Johnson, has been pushing the fast break for his loaded AAU squad, Team Breakdown, this past year. After a stellar showing on the hardwood this spring, several coaches have taken notice and USFNation.com spoke with the talent guard on the latest with his recruitment.

Previously contributing as a scoring punch off the ball, 2015 Miami (Fla.) Norland point guard, Zach Johnson, has worked tirelessly to improve his point guard skills to run a team and to get other teammates involved.

With Johnson's AAU season with Team Breakdown at a conclusion, the scoring point guard has been putting in several hours in the weight room to get biggest, faster and stronger in preparation for upcoming junior year at Miami Norland High.

"I've been doing a lot of conditioning," Johnson said. "I've been working with strength and conditioning coaches trying to get stronger." Following a reclassification from the 2014 class, the 6-foot-2, 185-pound Johnson has gathered offers from South Florida, Florida Gulf Coast, La Salle, Murray State and more. Johnson has ascending interest from Tennessee, UCF and George Mason as well.

For coach Stan Heath and South Florida, the Bulls have a slight connection to the power guard.

"Coach Heath, he's a great guy," Johnson said. "I played AAU with his son, Josh. The coaching staff is great and they tell you everything straight up. I haven't been to their school, but I've heard everything is great. I'm going to visit them soon."

As for visits, Johnson has a duo of schools coming for in-home visits in the next week.

"I have an in-home visit with La Salle tomorrow," Johnson said. "On Tuesday, Florida Gulf Coast will be coming by as well."

Being the floor general and quarterback on the offensive end, Johnson wants to have a great connection with the coaching staff he chooses to maximize his potential at the next level.

"I really want to be comfortable," Johnson said. "Also, I want to be in the best situation for me. As for a decision, I don't have a timetable."

Last season at Norland High School, Johnson averaged 15 ppg and 4.2 assists.

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