It comes as no surprise that Austin Johnson, the No. 45 ranked player in the Rivals150, is off the board with a commitment to Oklahoma. The Sooners need a combo guard who can shoot the ball, and that is exactly what they have in the 6-foot-3, 170-pound combo guard from Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, Texas.
“I went to play ball at school, and we were expecting a call from Oklahoma,” said Johnson. “I told my dad to tell them I wanted to go there when they called.
“I feel really good about going there. They’ve been at the top of my list, but after visiting and going to the football game and seeing the fan support, I knew I wanted to go there. I love having fan support behind me. The team is cool, and I enjoyed going out to eat with them. Also, the school is not too far from my home. It is about three and a half hours away, so my parents and sister can watch me play.”
Johnson is excited about filling the role of a shooter for the Sooners.
“I know they need a shooter, and I can be a shooter,” he said. “They want to use me as a combo guard, so I am not sure exactly what position I will play.”
Johnson, who averaged 28 points per game last season, 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.