There are very few impact players left in the 2003 class. But Alexander Johnson, a multi-skilled forward from Bridgton Academy in Maine, can certainly improve a college basketball program next season. It's the reason why so many high division one programs are recruiting him hard.
Johnson took his most recent visit to Indiana, according to head coach Whit Lesure. "I spoke to him about the trip," Lesure said. "He had a good time. He respects (head coach) Mike Davis a lot. He seem to enjoy his trip."
But Lesure told us that Johnson plans on visiting Florida State, Cincinnati, and Connecticut before making a decision. "He's still interested in Florida," Lesure said. "I am not sure about Kentucky. They haven't been totally ruled out."
Johnson, who has the ability to hit a three-pointer and thump you with a dunk, is still open in his recruiting process. "He hasn't ruled out anybody," Lesure said. "He is still open."
Was he ready to give a commitment to Indiana after the visit? "No, but he liked the trip a lot," Lesure said. "I think Alex wants to take a look at the other schools before he makes a decision."
Despite speculation swirling around Johnson, he has qualified academically and is eligible to play next season on the college level, according to Lesure. "He has been a quality kid for us," Lesure said. "He has worked hard both on and off the court. I have enjoyed having him here."