Richard Pitino's first full offseason as head coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers continues to be a recruiting success as news of Jarvis Johnson's commitment came Friday. Johnson, #103 on 247Sports' Top 247 for 2015, is the second best player in the state of Minnesota. Johnson becomes the second point guard in the Gophers' 2015 class after three-star Kevin Dorsey committed on July 12.
Johnson was highly sought after by a variety of teams including Wisconsin (whom he had been scheduled to visit with on September 19) and Michigan State. He had visited Minnesota the weekend of September 5 before deciding to commit on Friday.
As his film shows, Johnson has a great vertical which allows him to block shots and dunk even though he is only six-foot-one. He seems to play as more of a combo guard than a straight up point guard, which bodes well for the Gophers, because Kevin Dorsey plays more like a traditional point guard. That's not to say Johnson is not a good passer, he is. It just is not what he looks to do first.
Minnesota's Class of 2015 now ranks fifth in the Big Ten according to 247Sports.