Over the past two weeks, Chris Johnson has celebrated his 18th birthday, led the Houston linebacker to an Under Armour Association championship and made the “best” official visit to Kansas in his recruiting process.
Johnson, one of the top combo guards in the class of 2023, continued his winning streak with his commitment to Kansas on Tuesday.
Johnson wrote an exclusive blog Sports Illustrated Break down the thought process behind his decision.
“I’m officially committed to Kansas and I can’t tell you how happy I am about it,” Johnson wrote on his blog. “When I went to visit last week, it was actually a family. … This visit was 10 out of 10.”
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Johnson picked the defending national champion at Alabama, Arkansas and Miss Ole. Kentucky and Auburn had only just begun to take interest in the 6-foot-3 guard in mid-July, just as Johnson scored a game-high 18 points for the UAA title.
Johnson thrived on the downhill, but he improved his perimeter jumper to make himself a more well-rounded guard and a more well-rounded scorer. An energetic defender, Johnson uses his size, athleticism and strength to pound the boards and apply stifling defensive pressure on the perimeter.
“What I really like about Kansas is that they really let their guards shoot,” Johnson wrote on his SI blog. “They like to be able to defend 1–4. This is my whole day. They want me to go out and be myself. “
Johnson is Bill Self’s first commitment starting with the class of 2023.
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