Alexander Johnson, a sleek 6-9, 215 pound power forward/center from Dougherty H.S. in Albany, Ga., told us his commitment to Georgia is off the table for now.
"I am going to take some visits before deciding," Johnson told us today. "I plan on visiting Louisville, Alabama, and North Carolina."
Johnson said he enjoyed his visits to Georgia and Cincinnati but wanted to make sure he leaves all his options open. "I don't know when I will decide," Alexander said. "I just want to find the best coach for me and the best program."
Johnson said he is not visiting any school this weekend. But he plans on visiting Louisville, Alabama, and North Carolina over the following three weeks.
If he does that, it might be difficult to sign an LOI for the Fall. But there are ways around that. A recruit can sign and have a letter of intent notarized for each school on the final day of the signing period. He then has a period of a couple of weeks to send it in.
Johnson is a very mobile big man who played for Linzy Davis' Georgia Elite program at the Nike Bluegrass Classic. Johnson is still progressing as an offensive player. Johnson possesses many of the physical tools that should help him become a reliable performer in the low post. Johnson averaged 19.5 points and 16 rebounds per game this past season as a junior at Dougherty H.S.
"I want to work on my speed and quickness this season," Johnson said. "I also want to work on my jumper."
If Johnson is able to gain consistency in his jumper, he would be a tremendous impact player on the college level.