Class of 2023 combo guard Chris Johnson arrives in Lawrence for official visit to Kansas
One of the top combo guards in the 2023 recruiting class arrived in Lawrence on Monday for the start of his official visit to Kansas.
Ranked No. 24 overall by ESPN.com, — 32nd by 247 Sports and 58th by Rivals.com — Chris Johnson noted his arrival on KU’s campus on Twitter on Monday evening.
Johnson, who is originally from Fort Bend, Texas, currently plays at Montverde Academy in Florida. He is listed at 6-foot-4, 175 pounds by ESPN.com, 6-6, 192 by Rivals.com and 6-5, 180 by 247 Sports, and he is drawing interest and attention from several of the top programs in college basketball.
He recently told Rivals.com that he was considering visits to Arkansas, Alabama, Connecticut and Texas. Others, including Auburn, Kentucky, Houston, Memphis, Mississippi, Tennessee, UCLA and more have been reported to show interest, he said.
According to a recent update from Rivals, Kansas already has made an impact.
“They love my game and they’ve been on me since pretty much a year and a half,” Johnson told Rivals of KU’s coaches. “I love that coaching staff.”
KU’s recruiting efforts for Johnson have been led by second-year assistant coach Jeremy Case, whom Johnson called “a real down-to-earth guy,” who, “doesn’t sugarcoat things.”
Johnson first reported a scholarship offer from KU in October of 2021.
In June, Johnson told Rivals.com’s Rob Cassidy that he had no time table for a decision in mind.
“I don’t even know right now; I’m just trying to get on all these campuses and see how everything is before I start thinking about that,” he said.