Austin Johnson, the No. 73 ranked player in the class of 2005 out of Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, Texas, scored over 20 points in a couple games and hit a couple game winning free throws on the way to Team Texas’ silver division championship in the Rumble in the Bronx. Johnson, a 6-foot-3, 170-pound combo guard, has recently picked up a couple new offers.
“Well, Texas A&M and the University of Houston have offered here recently,” said Johnson. “Utah is showing a lot of interest, and Oklahoma wants me to come up for an official visit.”
USC, Texas Tech, and Colorado State have already offered the smooth shooter.
Johnson did not name any favorites, but he did mention some schools he would like to visit.
“I really just want to take some visits first and see what some schools are like,” he said. “I will visit USC and Oklahoma. I might visit Kansas, but I don’t know. They said they have gotten some commitments, and they don’t know if they would have a scholarship for me. I also might visit Colorado State and Texas A&M.”
Although he does not plan on spending an official visit on Texas Tech, the Red Raiders are very much in the hunt for Johnson.
“Oh, I still like them,” he said. “Tech is close to home, and Bobby Knight is a good coach. It would not make sense for me to take an official visit there when I live so close.”
Johnson, who will play in the Nike All-American Camp and the Peach Jam, needs to gain weight for the next level, but his best basketball is definitely ahead of him. He is a scorer with a great feel for the game on both sides of the ball. A full court offensive and defensive style will serve his athletic, finesse style best. As he adds strength to his skilled and heady game, he will only get better and better.