You always know what you are going to get with Gary Johnson. 32 minutes of non-stop go, wins, a smirk and a quick shake of the head, telling yourself, 'Man, that kid is good.' It never fails.
The 6-foot-7 forward from Aldine (Texas) High School is Mr. Blue Collar in the class of 2007. No one works harder than him and there are few that enjoy putting in the time to be as good as him. He earns everything he gets and with his hard work he has become one of the finest forwards in his class.
Johnson said all of the elite high-majors are recruiting him. Kentucky, Connecticut, Texas, Arizona, Duke and North Carolina have all made a trip to Houston to see him this year.
The fall official visits will have a big impact on Johnson's decision, he said.
"They will weigh a lot," Johnson said.
On the visit, he'll be looking for answers to a tough question: What will it take to separate a school from the rest of the pack?
"Comfortability," Johnson said. "I want to be as comfortable as possible with the coaches and the school. I want to feel like a family."
Johnson hits the AAU trail with his Houston Hoops team again this weekend with the Houston Hoops at the Las Vegas Easter Classic. The Hoops were the runners up at the Boo Williams tournament and Johnson was named to the All-Tournament team.
Not a big rush to decide, Johnson said he'll keep a watch on who is watching him over the next three weeks.
"I want to take my time, just to see how it all goes," Johnson said. "They've all offered. I didn't see the point of having someone on the list if they didn't offer me a scholarship. I feel like I can go into any of those places and play."