The local talent in the state of West Virginia for both football and basketball has been on the upswing recently, and another in-state athlete has been offered a scholarship.
Chase Johnson, a 6'7 forward from Ripley High School in Ripley, West Virginia, received an offer from Bob Huggins and the Mountaineers on Thursday.
So excited to receive an offer from West Virginia University!! #GoMountaineers pic.twitter.com/VhsEoIscdM— Chase Johnson (@_johnson_1) March 24, 2016
According to Scout, Johnson also holds offers from Marshall, Richmond, High Point, and Duquense.
South Charleston product Brandon Knapper has already pledged his commitment to the Mountaineers for 2017, and Wheeling Central guard Chase Harler is slated to join the team this summer.
The most impressive part of Johnson's game is his athleticism, which is on display in these videos:
Almost lol pic.twitter.com/ah2zX1yhD5— Chase Johnson (@_johnson_1) March 15, 2016
March 26, 2016
As things stand now, West Virginia has three open scholarships for 2017, though that could certainly change.