Longhorns offer 2018 SG Keldon Johnson

Shaka Smart and the Longhorns offered one of the top young players in the country today.

The Longhorns have offered top 2018 shooting guard Keldon Johnson (Sterling, VA/Park View), according to a close familiar with Johnson.

The 6-foot-3, 170-pound national recruit also holds offers from Cincinnati, Georgetown, North Carolina State, Old Dominion, and Virginia Tech.

Check out what Scout.com's Rob Harrington had to say after watching Johnson at the Adidias Camp in July:

You can't call it a true breakout when a player already boasts high-major offers, especially when that athlete has three more years of high school competition remaining. But Keldon Johnson clearly has accelerated his recruitment this month, as promising as it already appeared to be.

I most recently observed Johnson at the Super Sophomore Camp a couple months ago, and here he has looked like an evolved player even since then. The 6-3 shooting guard actually played more of a wing forward role at the SSC, given the relative lack of size of those young prospects, but at Adidas he's playing off guard.

And looking very natural doing it. Johnson wields a high-arching jump shot that finds the net from 21 feet, and he's even more accurate a step or two inside the line. Although not an explosive finisher (at least not yet), he's reasonably quick already and handles well enough to shake loose for mid-range jumpers.

He's also highly adept scoring on the move, utilizing an advanced set of floaters and runners to thwart would-be shotblockers. As he gains strength — and hopefully continues to grow — he should become all the more dynamic as an offensive weapon.

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