Jasper Johnson Talks West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — The West Virginia Mountaineers are off to a slow start to the 2023-2024 season, but the future could be very bright in Morgantown. Jasper Johnson, a 6’4 combo guard from Lexington, Kentucky, has 26 scholarship offers but the Mountaineers appear to be among the early favorites to land his services.

Johnson, a five star player and the #10 overall player in the 2025 class, has already visited Morgantown and West Virginia is doing everything possible to get him to play for the Mountaineers.

In an article with 0n3.com, Johnson said the following about West Virginia: “I loved it. They have a new coaching staff. Coach is having to make a couple of adjustments and things. They’ve definitely been recruiting me since my freshman year, came up to my old high school a couple of times, just building that relationship between us. Coach (Jordan) McCabe calls me two times a day really and we just stay in contact.”

The other schools that appear to be early favorites for Johnson are Georgia Tech, Missouri (where he currently plays high school baskeball) and Kentucky. When asked about what he’s looking for in a future school, Johnson said, “Somewhere where I can play my role, play my game. A coaching staff that really trusts in me and believes in me. Somewhere with a vision and a plan for me. Hopefully I can go to college for 9 months and then be a lottery pick.”

Johnson, who averaged 11.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 steals per game at Peach Jam, the summer classic that features the nation’s best high school players, said that he has considered reclassifying to play to be in the 2024 class but will likely remain in the 2025 class. “As of right now I will be staying with the 2025 class and that will help me overall, so I think I will just stay in the ’25 class,” Johnson said.