Marcus Johnson Discusses His Recruiting Process

Marcus Johnson discusses his interest in Connecticut and the other schools still left on his list

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Marcus Johnson reiterated that he will be very proactive regarding his recruitment on Thursday morning at the Reebok Big Time Tournament.

Johnson, the high-flying 6-5 athlete from Westchester H.S. in Los Angeles, Calif., said that he will unofficially visit Louisville from Aug. 5-7. He's also hoping to take trips to both Connecticut and Georgia Tech sometime during August.

"I don't want to have my scholarship taken away," Johnson said of his reasons for his tentative August trips. "Going somewhere close to home is fading away, and my mom loves me too much to leave."

Having already unofficially visited Syracuse as a junior, Johnson is eager to look at UConn, where Los Angeles native Marcus Williams will be a sophomore. With Georgia Tech preparing for a European trip in August, Johnson would embrace the opportunity to see the campus and meet some of the players from Paul Hewitt's NCAA runner-up.

"I am going to look closely at the facilities, because I am going far away from home and want to be comfortable," he said. "I want to meet the players, and my mom will be with me, so if she's comfortable with the coaches, that will help, too.

If Johnson is able to work in his unofficial visits in August, then he will likely have all the information he needs to make an early decision.

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