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Brice Johnson announces for North Carolina

Posted on: October 26, 2011 9:12 am

By Jeff Borzello

Brice Johnson played his recruitment close to the vest the entire time, not giving out too many hints or bringing too much attention upon himself.

It ended in similar fashion, with a simple tweet on Wednesday morning.

“I will be a UNC Tar Heel,” Johnson tweeted. “Thanks for all the support…..#TarHeel Nation.”

Johnson chose North Carolina over Florida and North Carolina State, with Clemson also in the mix down the stretch.

Prior to the summer, Clemson and South Carolina were two of the only high-major schools in contention for Johnson’s services. However, after his breakout performance at the Peach Jam in July, several ACC and SEC schools came knocking at his door. Johnson took three official visits, to North Carolina, Florida and NC State, deciding to announce his commitment prior to his Clemson trip.

Johnson, ranked No. 29 in’s Top 100, is a long and athletic big man who blocks shots as well as anyone in the class and can run the floor very well. He improved his face-up game during the summer, and had one high-major head coach calling him a future lottery pick.

He joins Marcus Paige, J.P. Tokoto and Joel James in North Carolina’s 2012 class.


Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: October 27, 2011 2:02 pm

Brice Johnson announces for North Carolina

Roy's done with the 2012 class and is looking to load up in the 2013 class.  TJ waited too long and Brice did a great job of taking advantage of the last remaining scholarship.  Brice's game should be fun to watch with Roy's uptempo style.  The dunks should be tremendous for the next few seasons with Brice Johnson and JP Tokoto coming in.  Check out youtube...JP especially is going to posterize a lot of blue devils.  

Since: Oct 29, 2009
Posted on: October 26, 2011 1:57 pm

Brice Johnson announces for North Carolina

Unfortunately we have no scholarships left for 2012, do no TJ for Carolina. Hopefully we can pick someone up late when Barnes most likely leaves.

Since: Oct 29, 2009
Posted on: October 26, 2011 1:54 pm

Brice Johnson announces for North Carolina

It doesn't mention that the guy won state championships in high jump, long jump and triple jump as a junior last year. Hopefully that'll transpond to great blocking, plus a great dunker is always fun to watch, particulary if marshall is feeding him.

Since: Jun 6, 2008
Posted on: October 26, 2011 1:41 pm

Brice Johnson announces for North Carolina

The future continues to look bright for us Heels.  If we got TJ Warren then we would have quite a class coming in next year.  Roy is doing a nice job getting both 4 star and five star kids.  Can't live on the 1 and done alone.

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