Rick Barnes has now officially received a commitment from his second five-star prospect at Tennessee, if you go by 247 Sports’ ratings. Keon Johnson was the recipient of a fifth star today from the recruiting service, bumping him up to the 20th ranked player in the 2020 class.
Johnson committed to Tennessee earlier this month, shooting the Volunteers into the top five classes nationally. He joined Corey Walker Jr. in Tennessee’s class of 2020, a borderline five-star prospect himself.
Both Johnson and Walker moved up roughly ten spots in the overall rankings. Walker now sits as the 37th ranked prospect in the class. After the adjustments, the Volunteers hold the sixth ranked class in the 2020 cycle, according to 247 Sports. However, that number should change as the cycle continues.
Barnes and Tennessee are thought of as major players for five-star shooting guard Jaden Springer, who moved to the 16th ranked player in the class today. The Volunteers were in Springer’s top five that was released earlier in the summer.
P.J. Hall is another name to watch in this class. The four-star power forward is now the 65th rated player in the class, coming out of South Carolina. Hall plans on taking official visits to his top five schools this fall, which includes Tennessee.
Barnes inked five-star combo guard Josiah James in the 2019 cycle, beating out Duke and Clemson. If James chooses to stick around Knoxville for a few years, Tennessee could have one of the best backcourts in the country in the coming seasons.