Bridgton Academy head coach Whit Lesure recently said that the Connecticut basketball program has made some significant strides in the recruiting process for Alexander Johnson.
Johnson, a multi-skilled forward from the state of Georgia, is one of the few impact players left in the class of 2003. And it appears that head coach Jim Calhoun and his staff are dreaming of an Emeka Okafor/Alexander Johnson combination along their front line next season. Johnson will now officially visit the Connecticut basketball program on April 18th.
Johnson took his most recent visit to Indiana, is also expected to set up official visits to Cincinnati and Florida State. Florida is also still being considered while Kentucky had previously shown some interest. However, it's not clear if the Wildcats are going to recruit Johnson.
Johnson's trip to Indiana was a successful one for head coach Mike Davis, according to Lesure. "He enjoyed himself," Lesure said. "He respects Mike Davis. He liked his visit."
But there will be more visits taken. It's likely that Cincinnati and Florida State will land trips during this month too. Firm dates are likely to be finalized sometime this week.
Johnson is in demand because he has unusual skills for a big man. He can drop down three-pointers and also crush you with dunks. He can lift a team offensively with his skills.
Despite speculation swirling around Johnson, he has qualified academically and is eligible to play next season on the college level, according to Lesure.