Three-star power forward Chase Johnson has committed to Florida. He is the third commit to join the Gators’ class of 2017.
Mike White has added a big addition to Florida’s 2017 class with the pledge of three-star power forward Chase Johnson. The big man took to Twitter on Monday afternoon to announce his commitment to the Gators program.
— Chase Johnson (@_johnson_1) October 3, 2016
Johnson had an impressive list of offers and chose the Gators over a large number of major programs, including the likes of Arizona, Butler, Clemson, Kansas State, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.
Before transferring to Huntington Prep, Johnson was a product of Ripley High School in West Virginia, where he averaged a resounding 17.1 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists.
He is capable of stretching the floor and knocking down mid-range jumpers and three pointers, but also provides a solid presence in the paint. Johnson excels at boxing out opponents and being a force on the glass. He’s very effective at drawing a double team in the post and finishing underneath the basket with multiple defenders on him.
Johnson is the third commit to join Florida’s 2017 class, joining four-star point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and four-star wing DeAundrae Ballard.