In just a few days the Florida Gators will start their basketball season against Gardner-Webb. But before that they signed their two commits in Andrew Nembhard and Noah Locke. Now, they have landed another commitment. Four-star small forward Keyontae Johnson announced on Twitter that he will be committing to the University of Florida. Keyontae Johnson is the third commit to join the Florida Gators 2018 recruiting class. He is also the only small forward and West Virginia native to commit to the Florida Gators.
Who is Keyontae Johnson?
Keyontae Johnson is a four-star small forward out of Oak Hill High School in Oak Hill, West Virginia. Johnson is one of the top basketball recruits in the country. He has received interest from some of the top college basketball programs in the country. Johnson has 21 offers from schools like Florida, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Texas Tech, UCONN, Virginia Tech and Wichita State. On October 22nd, Johnson announced his top four schools were Florida, Georgia Tech, Texas Tech and Virginia Tech.
According to 247 Sports, Keyontae Johnson is 103rd recruit and the 25th ranked small forward in the country. He is also the top ranked recruit out of the state of West Virginia. According to Rivals, Keyontae Johnson is 115th recruit and the 25th ranked small forward in the country. He is also the top ranked recruit out of the state of West Virginia.
Keyontae Johnson is a physical 6’5” 190 pound small forward. Johnson does most of his work in the paint and underneath the basket. His best strength is his dunking. Johnson is one of the top dunkers in the country and he also does a great job of penetrating to the basket. He is a good defensive player and shot blocker. Played at the IMG Academy last season and started along with Duke’s Trevon Dural and Florida’s Isaiah Strokes. Really solid pick up for Mike White and the Florida Gators.