Keon Johnson, a four-star shooting guard from Tennessee, has committed to the Volunteers after narrowing his list of finalists to Ohio State and Tennessee.

 

A member of the class of 2020, the 6-foot-5, 180-pound Johnson had been recruited by current Ohio State assistant coach Jake Diebler when he was an assistant at Vanderbilt. The Commodores were in the running for Johnson when the coaching staff was let go, and after Diebler was hired by Chris Holtmann the Buckeyes entered the picture.

 

He took an official visit to Ohio State in early July and then announced that he would make his college decision August 6. Virginia had also been in the mix, but the final decision came down to the Buckeyes and the Volunteers.

 

Johnson is rated as the nation’s No. 31 recruit, the top prospect from Tennessee and the No. 6 shooting guard in the 247Sports.com composite rankings.

 

The Buckeyes currently have one available scholarship for the 2020 class but are heavily involved with a number of recruits, some of whom have recently trimmed their lists or visited campus.

 

Last weekend, four-star center Ryan Kalkbrenner took an unofficial visit to campus. Within the past few days, four-star power forwards Henry Coleman and Lance Ware included the Buckeyes among their top five. Four-star small forward Jalen Bridges has the Buckeyes among his top 10.

 

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