On Wednesday, 2019 wing Keshad Johnson announced his final two schools, Fresno State and San Diego State. The 6-7 Oakland, California native picked up a handful of offers from some big time schools including Cincinnati, Georgetown, Nevada, New Mexico, Washington State, and Western Kentucky. but settled on the two Mountain West programs
From watching film of Johnson it is easy to see why the schools listed above offered him. He is a versatile player who can do many things on the court and fits the mold of the type of athlete that San Diego State recruits. He is long and uses his length to his advantage on the defensive end. Offensively Johnson can score at all three levels and he seems comfortable with the ball in his hand and playing off the ball.
Johnson is a big time talent that has flown under the radar nationally, the type of prospect that the Aztecs have been known for identifying. He spent his first three years at a small high school, Envision Academy of Arts & Technology in Oakland, California, which may have contributed to him not getting the attention he deserves. He played part time on the Nike EYBL with The Truth and will play his senior year at San Leandro High School.
Back in September Johnson took an official visit to San Diego State, his first of five official visits. A couple weeks later Johnson took an official to Fresno State. It appears that Johnson has decided that he will play college basketball in California as he has decided to not take any other visits and will now choose between the two schools.
According to a couple of sources Johnson is expected to announce his decision next week and will likely sign during the early signing period. The Aztecs and Bulldogs are in a tight one for Johnson’s services and whichever program lands him will be getting a player that will continue to improve and develop throughout his college career. We should hear soon where Johnson will be heading and hopefully he decides to make his home on the Mesa.