Louisville has been one of the best at getting ahead in future classes and on Friday evening, the Cardinals struck again with the commitment of 2019 combo guard David Johnson. A member of the Rivals150 and a four-star recruit, Johnson is another strong start for the ACC program in getting a leg up on its competitors within the junior ranks.
A smooth and versatile scorer that boasts a plethora of upside and the chance to grow into a primary scoring capacity for the Cardinals, Louisville did not dance around the fact that they wanted Johnson. While a number of Big 10 programs and local power conference schools showed interest, Rick Pitino and his staff did a great job of making Johnson a priority before he entered his upperclassmen years.
Attending Trinity High School, Johnson won’t need to go far for college. Located less than a 20 minute drive from Louisville’s campus, Johnson should thrive within the up and down system that Rick Pitino has become known for.
"I chose Louisville because I love the style of play. I think it fits me well and it is the hometown team so I know they'll show lots of love," he said. "Rick Pitino is an amazing coach and I cannot wait to play for him."
The first commitment in the 2019 class for the Cardinals, this is the second consecutive year that Louisville is celebrating a junior commit in September. Last year, Anfernee Simons, now a five-star prospect within the 2018 class, pledged to Pitino’s bunch at this same time.
The Cardinals remain in the hunt for one more big commitment in the 2018 class as they are hosting Rivals150 forward Darius Days for an official visit this weekend. Tomorrow, five-star wing Romeo Langford will take another unofficial visit to the ACC program..