MILFORD, Del. -- Alexander Johnson may have scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Bridgton Academy to a victory on Saturday evening at the War on the Shore, but he caused a bigger ripple on the recruiting scene last week when he opted not to sign with the University of Georgia.
Johnson, an Albany, Ga., native, had signed with the Bulldogs last fall after an intense recruiting battle between Cincinnati and Georgia.
But after heading to Bridgton Academy this fall after failing to qualify academically, the beefy 6-9, 245 pound power forward had second thoughts about his college future.
"I wanted to wait and didn't want to sign early," Johnson said. "I just want to relax and take my time before signing again."
Johnson said he is open on his recruitment right now. He said is not really focusing on the recruiting process right now, as he is still trying to qualify academically.
"If people want to recruit me, they can recruit me," he said. "Something is going to happen at the end of April."
Of course, Johnson is referring to the late signing period, which begins in April and ends in May.
"I've had some contact with Alabama, Louisville, Indiana, Oregon and Florida State," Johnson said. "They've been calling or sending mail, so those are the only guys right now who are recruiting me."
Rivalshoops.com plans on catching Bridgton in action several more times this winter, so we'll keep you abreast on Johnson's play and recruitment as the winter approaches.