Tyrone Johnson has solidified his four-star status with his strong play on the travel circuit. Before the July evaluation period begins he plans to decide between three Big East schools.
Johnson, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound point guard from Plainfield (N.J.) High School, is down to Villanova, Georgetown and Rutgers.
"I'm going to go over some things with my mother and evaluate the schools the next few days and see what spot is best for me," Johnson told Rivals.com. "Within a week I'd like to have a decision.
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"My mother wants to know about the academic advisory system at the schools. I want to be somewhere that has a great overall environment. If the program can get me better and give me a shot at what I've dreamed about all my life is important. Style of play and how long the coach is going to be there is also important."
A physical player who is good in the half court game, Johnson is also eager to push the pace in college.
"I'm an up and down player who also likes to be in a lot of pick and roll situations," he said. "I want to run first and then slow it down and be a floor general."
Each of his three schools has different aspects that appeal to Johnson.
"Villanova is a big time guard school. Jay Wright's offense is great and he lets his guards play. They run and gun and are one of the top programs in the country.
"Rutgers is a home state team. They need to rebuild and want to rebuild around me and some other players. It is close to my family, so they can always watch me play.
"Georgetown has been there since I was a rising 9th grader. It started at the Freshman All American Camp, and they have shown a lot of interest since then. The school is in a great area. They do run a different type offense, but they have been successful."
Johnson, currently the No. 69 ranked prospect in the Rivals150, averaged 22 points, eight assists and five rebounds per game.