WKU Recruiting Notebook: August 19

Read inside for updates on several WKU basketball and football targets.

Johnson set to announce top five schools

Top Western Kentucky basketball target Justin Johnson will announce the final five schools he's considering on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

The three-star forward has visited WKU's campus multiple times on unofficial visits, and the Toppers' are considered the clubhouse favorite for his recruitment at this time.

Johnson expects to take all his official visits before signing with a program during the NCAA's fall signing period.

On Sunday, Johnson said he hasn't scheduled a permanent date for his WKU visit yet. A couple of dates in late August and September are considered possibilities.

Other WKU basketball targets scheduling visits

Several other Topper targets are setting up dates to see campus up-close during the fall semester.

Here's an early list of confirmed prospects that have already scheduled their visit, or have expressed interest in making a visit, over the next few months.

Backcourt targets (officials): Keith Pinckney, Hunter Ware, Keenan Evans.

Backcourt targets (unofficial): Quentin Snider, Perry Fairrow.

Frontcourt targets (officials): Justin Johnson, David Wacker, Jackson Davis.

Other possibilities: Avery Patterson, Javon Bess.

Fant begins senior year with strong debut against Manual

Three-star wide receiver Nacarius Fant started his senior season with an explosive debut against Manual in a scrimmage last Friday night.

The WKU commit only played two quarters, but hauled in 4 catches for 168 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Fant and Bowling Green HS begin regular season play in the Rafferty's Bowl against Lexington Catholic on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. CT at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium on WKU's campus.

Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

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