BYU basketball added the first commitment to its 2020 recruiting class in Salt Lake Community College product Spencer Johnson. Johnson announced his commitment via twitter.
Cougar Nation, let’s go!! Blessed to say that I’ve committed to play basketball for an unbelievable coaching staff at Brigham Young University #2020 ⚪️ @BYUbasketball pic.twitter.com/4amtM5Zinz— Spencer Johnson (@spoonce32) October 18, 2019
BYU will already be the fourth school for Johnson by the time he sets foot onto campus. A 2-star recruit out of high school in 2016, Johnson signed with Weber State before his mission and spent half his freshman season last year in Ogden before transferring to UVU. After spending the second half of last season redshirting at UVU, he decided to transfer to SLCC this past summer. Johnson spent his short time at UVU with the current BYU coaching staff, so they liked what they saw in Spencer to offer him a scholarship at BYU.
Johnson will be a redshirt sophomore and have three years of eligibility when he comes to BYU in 2020. At 6-foot-5 he will primarily play shooting guard.
Johnson is the older brother of 2019 4-star big man Isaac Johnson, who was a top-100 recruit that signed with Oregon. BYU was one of the final schools for Isaac, but he ultimately chose the Ducks. Isaac is on his LDS mission right now.
Johnson may not be the only guard BYU gets in the 2020 recruiting class. Sources tell Vanquish the Foe that Wasatch Academy sharp shooter Richie Saunders is currently on an official visit to BYU. BYU and Creighton are believed to be the front runner for Saunders, who also has offers from Utah and Oregon State.