Friday not only marks the start of the season for the Nevada football team. It also marks the start of Justin Johnson's official recruiting visits with the Wolf Pack basketball program.
Johnson, a 6-foot-7, 190-pound wing player originally from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will visit Nevada this week, which was first reported in early August. Johnson told Nevada Sports Net on Thursday his visit remains in place.
Johnson played last season for South Georgia Tech, a junior college in Cordele, Ga. He averaged 18.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.4 steals, 1.3 assists and 2.5 turnovers per game as a freshman. He shot 46.7 percent from the field, including 30 percent from three, and 59.6 percent from the free throw line.
Johnson also has offers from Louisiana Tech, Florida International, Albany, Arkansas State, Austin Peay, Drake, Illinois-Chicago, IUPUI, Kent State, Missouri State, Stetson, UMBC, Florida International and Western Kentucky, although his visit with the Wolf Pack is his first official. Johnson plans on taking more visits in the fall before narrowing his list of schools to a handful of finalists. Johnson would be eligible to play for his next school in 2020-21 with two years of eligibility.
Nevada has three more open scholarships in the 2020 recruiting class, although a fourth would be available if the team doesn't fill its open 13th scholarship spot for this upcoming year. Alem Huseinovic, a guard from Scottsdale, Ariz., is the only verbal commitment in Nevada's 2020 class.