It might’ve been the opening weekend of the college football season, but Mike Boynton and his staff had a big weekend as well with the official visit of four-star guard Jeremiah Johnson.
A native Oklahoman, Johnson played at Putnam City North and Norman North before leaving the state’s borders to play at Wasatch Academy in Utah. He’ll play this upcoming season Phoenix Prep, which is set to join the Overtime Elite League.
Johnson is a four-star recruit in the 247Sports Composite rankings, listed as the No. 135 player in the 2024 class. Listed at 6-foot-4, 175 pounds, Johnson averaged 13.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 17 games with LivOn on Nike’s EYBL circuit this summer. He shot 47% from the field and 36% from 3-point range.
Johnson spoke with PFB on Tuesday night to recap his official visit to Stillwater and give updates to his recruitment on the whole.
PFB: How was the visit?
Johnson: “It was great. I had a great time seeing a lot of people that I know from OSU already, had a great time with the team, had a great time the coaches. Overall, it was a great experience.”
PFB: What all did you do?
Johnson: “Went to Coach’s crib, had dinner with him and the players and stuff like that. Got to chill with the players, actually got to hop in an open run with the players, too. Talked to the coaches about me possibly going there, how they would use me and how it would be if I was there. Also went to the football game that OSU played. That was good, and other than that just had a good time hanging out the players, hanging out with the coaches.”
PFB: Cade Cunningham had said in the past that those dinners at Boynton’s house went a long way in him picking OSU because it felt normal, not like they were putting on a show for a visit. Did you get that same vibe?
Johnson: “Yeah, for sure, for sure. I felt the same vibe. Oklahoma is already home for me, but just being in Stillwater, it felt like I was at home anyway still. It didn’t feel any different for sure.”
PFB: What is your relationship like with Mike Boynton? You’ve obviously known him a long time now.
Johnson: “Yeah, my relationship is real good. Mike was the first coach, first D-I coach, that took a chance on me and offered me my freshman year, so it’s always been good just talking to him no matter what. All the ups and downs and stuff, he has always been there, heavily recruited me, also just being there for me off the court, too. So, it’s very good.”
PFB: I imagine you know a lot of guys on the team, what are your relationships like with those guys?
Johnson: “It’s real good. Their freshmen, Brandon Garrison, I’ve grown up playing against him my whole high school career and middle school career. Me and Brandon live like 10 minutes away from each other, so I’ve been known him a long time, on basketball and off basketball, too. And then also Bryce Thompson, got to workout with him and his pops for like three, four years. So, that was good.”
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