Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 7/29/13
There are multiple different front-court players in the 2014 class that Rick Pitino and his staff are currently pursuing. Jaylen Johnson, a 6-foot-9, power forward from Ypsilanti, MI., is one target in particular that Louisville appears to be in great shape with. Louisville assistant coach Kevin Keatts has made Johnson a priority in recent weeks and it’s apparently paid off. Johnson isn’t naming leaders at this point, but many are predicted that Louisville is the favorite. Johnson is rated as a four star prospect and will likely see a climb in the next edition of rankings for the 2014 class. He’s picked up multiple scholarship offers throughout the summer, playing for the Dorian’s Pride club on the AAU circuit. Johnson took an unofficial visit to Louisville in late June and has kept Louisville towards the top of his list ever since. As of this weekend, the other schools that appear to be in the picture are Iowa State, Michigan State, Oregon, UNLV, Florida State and USC. Johnson tell...
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