Florida adds third player to 2018 class

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Florida added a third top national recruit to its 2018 class Friday.

Keyontae Johnson, a four-star small forward prospect from Norfolk, Va., announced on Friday night that he’s signing with the Gators before his game at Oak Hill (Va.) Academy.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Johnson chose Florida over Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech and Texas Tech. Rivals.com ranks Johnson as the 115th best player in the Class of 2018.

“Keyontae is a tremendous athletic wing who can score off the catch or bounce and make plays above the rim,” Oak Hill coach Steve Smith told veteran college basketball/recruiting writer Adam Zagoria. “He’s extremely long for 6-5. He is an excellent defender and really rebounds his position. It’s hard to find a better athlete or competitor than Keyontae.”

Johnson will join five-star point guard Andrew Nembhard and four-star shooting guard Noah Locke as the third incoming freshman in UF’s 2018 class.

 

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    • I’m not sure I’ll ever forgot Bill D and all of the great teams and memories he helped give us, but I’m very excited about Coach White and the program he’s put together.

  1. Indeed!!😂 That football squad got me over analyzing every move we make on the hard court but I’ll tell ya what- Mike White is getting it done. Just wish we had more flexibility with roster spots since there are a good bit of attainable prospects remaining.

    • I agree. Just strange how this has shook out. Seemed Simmons was UF bound & then boom, both guards verbal & sorta steer the 5* guy away. Don’t get me wrong I’m beyond happy with White and his recruiting but a real elite guy would be even better every now and then.

  2. Can’t believe it but I’m starting to feel like a Wildcat (UK) fan. Can’t wait for football season to end and Ball (round ball) season to start! Coach White is doing a great job and we need to make sure we RETAIN HIS SERVICES!

  3. Great news! Welcome to the Gator Nation Keyontae! Coach White has our recruiting going super. Looking forward to the season. Go Gators!

  4. I know Gator nation, as I am, are down in the dump with the football program, but it’s going to be fine. They will be back, but for now, The BB team is going to keep us smiling. “GO GATORS”!!!!

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