The Arkansas Razorbacks are officially in on one of the best players in the Class of 2020.
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin’s Jalen Johnson received an offer from Mike Anderson and the Razorbacks coaching staff on Wednesday. The talented hooper announced the offer on his personal Twitter account.
Blessed to receive an offer from the University of Arkansas !!! pic.twitter.com/VkQR73aBkt— Jalen Johnson (@Jalen_J23) July 5, 2018
Jalen Johnson is currently graded out as an elite player in the Class of 2020. The five-star small forward is currently listed at 6-foot-7, 170 lbs. as he enters his junior season at Sun Prairie High School. Johnson ranks as the top player in the state of Wisconsin and is currently 4th among all small forwards. That is a talented crop that includes Arizona State Sun Devils commit Kyree Walker, Scottie Barnes and Jalen Strawther who are 1-2-3. Among all recruits in the 2020 cycle, few are better. Jalen ranks 12th in the nation at this moment, with plenty of time to ascend (or, but hopefully not, descend).
It should come as no surprise that many of the nation’s elite programs have offered him at this point. Arkansas joins a growing list that features the Kansas Jayhawks, Arizona Wildcats, UCLA Bruins and Florida Gators, among several others. The Wisconsin Badgers, Milwaukee Panthers and Marquette Golden Eagles have also offered him as well, as the in-state schools are keeping close watch on him, naturally.
So far, Arkansas has offered six players in the Class of 2020 following the news of Johnson’s offer. On their board so far are Gerald Doakes, Davonte Davis, Moses Moody, Johnson, Chris Moore and Jaylin Williams. Doakes, Davis, Moody, Moore AND Williams all reside in the state of Arkansas. So, Jalen Johnson is the first player outside of the state that the Arkansas coaching staff has offered to this point. Outside of Johnson, Moody is currently the highest-ranked player, coming in at 32nd in the nation in 2020 and also 1st in Arkansas.