The programs of Connecticut, Cincinnati, and Florida State continue to wait for the decision from talented offensive forward, Alexander Johnson of Bridgton Academy in Maine. Johnson has already told RivalsHoops.com that he doesn't plan to make a decision until this Friday. But that doesn't mean he won't give a commitment to a school before that date.
"I just spoke to Alexander," said Bridgton Academy head coach Whit Lesure. "He is in the process of thinking about where the best school for him is. He has three great schools. They all have something different to offer him. This is what Alexander is trying to figure out. He isn't confused. He is just thinking about where he wants to go and doesn't want to do so until he is sure."
Johnson, rated the 16th best player in the 2003 class, has already taken official visits to Connecticut, Cincinnati and Florida State. On each trip, Johnson expressed praise for the programs involved. "He did enjoy all the visits," Lesure said. "This is what makes it hard. It's like saying do I want to take my vacation in Hawaii, Aruba, or another beautiful destination. Either way, Alexander will be fine no matter where he goes."
Johnson is so valued by these programs because he can help provide immediate impact along the frontline. It's hard to find players like these right now available in any class. And Johnson can play this upcoming season.
It is possible that Johnson will wait until he goes home after graduation to make a decision. Then he would sign his letter and have his parents do the same to make this a binding decision. If so, Johnson then would announce his decision after next weekend. "Alexander doesn't have a leader," Lesure said. "This is what he told me tonight (Friday night)."