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NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Analyzing 3 teams in play for 3-star guard Jeremiah Johnson

3-star NCAA Basketball prospect Jeremiah Johnson has been targeted by three teams after de-committing from Oklahoma State.
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With a couple more players off the board, there are only a few top-150 prospects left available in the 2024 NCAA Basketball recruiting class. One of them is Jeremiah Johnson, a three-star prospect from Norman, Oklahoma. He's a 6'3 true point guard who until recently, was committed to Oklahoma State.

However, he de-committed from the Cowboys, making him one of the best ball-handlers available. Since then, Johnson has taken visits to three different programs, including one unique option from the Horizon League.

Here's a closer look at how Johnson would fit with each of those options.

Florida Gators

Last year's starting PG Zyon Pullin is gone but returning leading scorer Walter Clayton Jr. will likely start next season. The question here is whether or not Johnson could find a spot as a backup ball-handler next season. He'd have to compete with Denzel Aberdeen and incoming guard Isaiah Brown. If he can't beat those guards out, Johnson would struggle to crack into the rotation.

Green Bay Phoenix

New HC Doug Gottlieb is a former player at Oklahoma State, where Johnson originally committed to. And the rebuilding Horizon League program could use a new lead guard, with star Noah Reynolds having left for TCU. Preston Ruedinger would be the new starting ball-handler but he's more of a combo guard. Johnson would come in and likely start and get the largest possible role as a freshman, compared to the SEC options.

Texas A&M Aggies

The Aggies are one of the oldest teams in all of NCAA Basketball for next season, with plenty of senior guards. That includes star PG Wade Taylor and Zhuric Phelps, both of whom having just one more year of eligibility left. So there's next to no chance that Johnson would get meaningful minutes this upcoming season.

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However, there would be plenty of room the year after and if Johnson would to arrive and possibly redshirt, he'd have an advantage over the next year's group. If staying in the power conference ranks is important and he wants to have a clear path to playing time in the near future, Texas A&M makes sense.