One of Texas Tech’s top 2018 basketball targets trimmed some of the fat in his recruitment.
Keyontae Johnson, a 4-star small forward out of Oak Hill Academy in West Virginia, is down to four finalists and the Red Raiders remain in the mix, along with Florida, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech, he announced on Sunday.
After 4 visits, careful consideration, and alot of prayer. I have narrowed my list to my top 4 choices. I thank God for this tremendous opportunity, i would like to thank each and every coach who spent time recruiting me and i thank my parents for being there no matter what pic.twitter.com/cr1uI6zDZw
— Keyontae (@keyontaejohnso1) October 22, 2017
With 21 offers, the 6-foot-5, 190-pound wing’s services have been coveted by programs such as Kansas, Connecticut, Wake Forest, Providence, Ohio State and Wichita State, among others.
Wichita State and Minnesota received official visits on Sept. 15 and Oct. 13, respectively, but were left on the outside of Johnson’s recruitment going forward.
Texas Tech, however, is still a factor.
Chris Beard and the Red Raiders hosted Johnson on Sept. 29 ahead of his most recent official visit to Florida on Oct. 7. The Gators are considered the team to beat, owning 100 percent of Johnson’s Crystal Ball projections. Although Texas Tech could afford to add another elite prospect to its 2018 class, the Red Raiders hold a pledge from the nation’s top-ranked JUCO prospect, 3-star small forward Deshawn Corprew.
Johnson is the more-coveted talent, though, and understandably so. He’s ranked as the nation’s No. 91 player, No. 22 small forward and the No. 1 player in West Virginia, per the 247Sports Composite rankings.