His recruitment slowed down a bit this past season, as Demetrius (Meechie) Johnson sustained a torn ACL.
Maybe it scared off some teams from offering him, waiting to see what he would do when he comes back healthy for the start of his upcoming junior season. Maybe it also scared some who had already offered him.
Despite this, Johnson says one team stayed in close contact with him throughout the rehabilitation process: Ohio State.
While it was expected that the offers would soon pile up for the four-star Garfield Heights (Ohio) guard, Johnson took matters into his own hands by deciding his future. Halfway through his varsity career, there was still plenty of time for him to improve his stock but on Tuesday, he committed to the Ohio State Buckeyes, opting to stay home.
Blessed day for me and my family! I would like to take the time to thank ALL of the coaches who ever texted, called and offered my son. We’re truly blessed and grateful. With that being said, Meechie committed to The Ohio State University. Go BUCKS, we are staying home! pic.twitter.com/UpBaYL3hx3— Demetrius Johnson (@HWBBall15) August 13, 2019
Johnson had offers from Buffalo, Stetson, UNLV, Georgetown, Louisville, Stony Brook, Miami (Ohio), UMES, Southeast Missouri State, and Cleveland State. A few of those offers came before he even played a single high school basketball game. The Georgetown Hoyas, like Ohio State, offered him midway through his freshman season.