Isaiah Johnson On the Road

High School

Posted On: 08/11/18 3:00 PM

Class of 2019 point guard Isaiah Johnson (Cleveland High/Tennessee Tigers 17u) performed wonderfully in July. In fact, his stock soared with fearless, penetrating play so much that the former DII prospect began to attract some DI colleges. 

Cleveland High Assistant Coach Reggie Tucker aggressively pushes his players.  Isaiah Johnson is climbing in the esteem of college coaches with both his July performances and Coach Tucker’s relentless promoting.

Though Isaiah remains a fringe DI/DII prospect the schools below are chatting with Isaiah and his coaches, trying to line up campus visits.

  • Montevallo
  • Catawba College
  • Delta State
  • Newberry College
  • Young Harris College
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • University of Pikeville
  • Trevecca
  • East Carolina (D1)
  • Bluefield College
  • Greenville University

Delta State is a fine D2 program with a few ties to the Tennessee area.  Their camp early August hosted a significant number of Tennessee prospects and the program added Class of 2018 wing Will Midlick recently.  Isaiah Johnson would be a wonderfully successful player at Delta State.  Coaches from Delta State are making a strong push 

The point guard took a visit Young Harris College last Saturday.  Young Harris College is a relatively new Division II program in Georgia.  They matured from a junior college to a Division II school earlier this decade.  Interestingly, just this past spring another Chattanooga-raised hooper concluded his Young Harris College career.  Corey Nelson, a 6-foot-5 forward spent his high school days with Grace Baptist Academy.  He spent two years at Walters State and finished out with Young Harris College.  Will Isaiah Johnson follow his path from Chattanooga to Young Harris?

East Carolina is the most aggressive Division I program in pursuit.  The Pirates finished a paltry 10-20 last season.  Rico Quinton (Dyer County) will be a redshirt freshman with ECU this winter.

Isaiah Johnson has not nailed down all of his visits, but Lincoln Memorial will host Isaiah Johnson August 19th.  Montevallo gets Isaiah on campus October sixth.  Look for Trevecca and Delta State to host him, as well.

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