Jerome Johnson, 6-foot-8, 220-pound power forward attending the IMG Basketball Academy in Bradenton, Florida, just returned from an official visit to Nebraska and is now considering whether to go with the Cornhuskers for the early signing period or wait until the spring to make a decision.
“The visit was nice,” said Johnson. “The people there treated me well, and they have nice facilities and a nice campus. I do not have any other visits scheduled, so I need to decide if I want to sign early with Nebraska or wait and weigh out my options.”
Other potential options for Johnson are Pittsburgh, Florida State, Penn State, Alabama, Rutgers, and DePaul.
Johnson, who played his past three years for the Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland, transferred to IMG for his senior season despite having a very successful three years at the Bullis School. Johnson helped Bullis to three Interstate Athletic Conference championships while earning All-Conference Honors and the Conference Defensive Player Award all three season.
Though a difficult decision to leave the Bullis School, Johnson felt the move was in his best interest.
“It was a decision based on what will be best for me academically and sports wise,” he explained. “The environment here is more strict and focused on you as a person. It is a place that will make me a better person and get me ready for college by being away from home.”
Johnson is set to take the ACT for the first time Dec. 6 and is working to raise his 2.0 GPA.