Despite Quentin Snider’s de-commitment last month, it didn’t appear that Rick Pitino and his staff would attempt to add another guard to fill Snider’s spot. Louisville already has commitments from two of the top guards in the 2014 class in JaQuan Lyle and Shaqquan Aaron. Pitino also brought in a dynamic backcourt in the 2013 class.
New York native Isaiah Whitehead and former Indiana commit James Blackmon Jr. appear to be the two guards in the 2014 class that are still hearing from the Louisville staff. However, according to Paul Biancardi of ESPN.com, there may be another name to keep an eye on.
Biancardi reports that the Louisville staff recently placed a call to Robert Johnson, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound, shooting guard from Richmond, VA. And they plan on getting involved in his recruitment.
Johnson is rated as a four star prospect and is considered to be one of the top outside shooters in the country. Indiana and North Carolina appear to be the favorites at this point. Virginia, Pittsburgh, Georgetown and Florida State are also in the mix.
He doesn’t hold an offer from Louisville at this point, but it’ll be interesting to see if something develops. Louisville assistant coach Kevin Keatts has great ties to Johnson’s hometown of Richmond, VA.