MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The WVU men’s basketball program has secured a second verbal commitment from the state of Ohio in the next recruiting class. 6-foot-3 point guard Kobe Johnson announced his intention to become a Mountaineer on his Twitter site Thursday.
I have committed to West Virginia University.. Thank you @CoachHuggs and staff for everything. @WVUhoops I’m excited for the opportunity to compete at the next level.. #HailWV pic.twitter.com/09zPIoCZAK
— Kobe Johnson (@KobeJohnson930) July 23, 2020
Johnson also holds offers from Akron, Bowling Green, Cleveland State, Duquesne, Kent State, Miami (OH), Ohio, Toledo, Valparaiso and Youngstown State.
He led Canton McKinley to the regional semifinal round of the Ohio Division I state playoffs (Sweet 16) in his junior season. He averaged 19.1 points per game for the Bulldogs.
Johnson joins fellow Ohio native, Seth Wilson of Lorain High School in WVU’s Class of 2021.