Marcus Johnson Discusses His Recruiting

High flying athlete from California has a very short list of schools

Marcus Johnson, a 6-foot-6 high quality athlete from Westchester High School in California, is showcasing his many physical skills to the coaches, fans, and scouts on hand this week at the Reebok ABCD camp. Johnson is highly regarded by many high major programs.

"I like Connecticut, Syracuse, Louisville, Texas," Johnson said. "I have others that I am interested in but these are some of the top schools."

Johnson said all four programs have great schools. "I am not sure when I might make a decision," he said. "It could come in August. It might not."

Marcus said he has only been to the campus of Connecticut. "I could take some visits too," Johnson said. "But my decision could be made depending upon what other kids do. Sometimes other players make decisions and you have to push up your decision."

Johnson said he liked Connecticut for several reasons. "They won it all," Johnson said. "They also have a great coaching staff."

He also said the Syracuse staff was impressive too. "They push you hard," he said. "They want you to work harder. I like their style of play too. Just like Connecticut's."

Johnson also complimented Texas and Louisville. "They are both great schools with great coaches," he said. "Coach Pitino has it going there and I like Reggie Theus (Louisville coach) a lot. I am real comfortable with both coaches."

When asked if he had a leader, Johnson said he wasn't sure. "It would be tough to make a decision now," he said.

Staffs from all four programs mentioned by Johnson were on hand to watch his games in both sessions.


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