4-Star PG Ty-Laur Johnson is Down to NC State, Mississippi State & Memphis
According to Dushawn London of 247Sports, 4-Star 2023 Point Guard Ty-Laur Johnson (6’0″/160) is down to three schools: NC State, Mississippi State and Memphis.
“I got two more visits left to Memphis and Mississippi State,” he said. “I’m close to a decision. I just need to check out those two schools then I’ll be ready to make my decision. I’m deciding between NC State, Mississippi State, and Memphis.”
NC State: “I like the way coach Keatts let’s his guards go. They play pick and roll and get up and down which would benefit my game.”
“On my visit it was pretty good and I liked how beautiful the campus is. While I was there they told me they’d let me run the show, play pick and roll, and go up and down which stood out.” (247)
Johnson’s recruitment has been interesting. He has taken 4 Official Visits: Pittsburgh (9/1), Fordham (9/17), Ole Miss (9/23), and NC State (10/08). What is interesting is the fact that only 1 of the schools he has taken Official Visits to, NC State, is in his final 3. So as it currently stands, he might visit Mississippi St an Memphis, but only one of them will be able to be an official.
The Wolfpack were late to the game with Johnson, offering him on September 28th, but Mississippi St and Memphis were even later, both offering him after NC State.
What it looks like to me is that NC State beat out Pitt, Fordham and Ole Miss, but since Memphis and Mississippi St. just threw their names in the hat yesterday, they will be considered.
ON3 is feeling pretty confident in Johnson being an NC State lean at this point, giving an 85% chance he commits to the Wolfpack.
Rivals ranks Johnson as the #54 overall player nationally in the 2023 recruiting class, and the #1 player in the state of New York according to ESPN.
🏆⭐️Before being named @TheCircuit EYBL MVP Ty-laur Johnson (@TyLaurJohnson2) put on a MVP Performance at NJ Tip Showcase #HGJamFest pic.twitter.com/oOapqDESLS
— Hoop Group (@TheHoopGroup) June 4, 2022
Ty-Laur Johnson was named Nike EYBL Louisville: MVP by The @TheCircuit 👑@TyLaurJohnson2 put up 20.8 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 6.6 APG, and 1.6 SPG for the @NYRhoops during @NikeEYB S3! pic.twitter.com/zt7z9VFS31
— BallerTV (@BallerTV) June 1, 2022
2023 Ty-Laur Johnson |@TyLaurJohnson2| of NY Rens @NYRhoops put together some strong performances during EYBL Session II.
The skilled floor general excelled as both a scorer + playmaker for others in ballscreen action. pic.twitter.com/LPe3IBt45T
— Endless Motor Sports (@endless_motor) April 28, 2022
4-Star SF Jahki Howard Takes an Unofficial Visit to NC State
4-Star 2024 Small Forward Jahki Howard (6’7″/180) took an Unofficial Visit to NC State yesterday alongside 4-Star Shooting Guard Paul McNeil, who verbally committed to run with the Wolfpack yesterday.
🐺🐺nation ? Unofficial visit❤️🤍 #notcommitted pic.twitter.com/NxNncnptkm
— Jahki Howard (@showtime_ki) February 20, 2023
Howard is ranked as the #51 overall player nationally in the 2024 class by Rivals, and the #4 player in the state of Georgia according to ESPN. Howard plays for Overtime Elite in Atlanta, where 2023 NC State signee Trey Parker plays.
He also holds offers from Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Providence, Auburn, Rutgers, Illinois, Texas A&M, Mississippi St, Wake Forest, Florida, LSU, Ole Miss, Arizona St, Kansas, Georgia, Texas, Tennessee, Arkansas, and others.
As far as I can tell, Howard doesn’t hold an offer from NC State at this point.
Jahki Howard earns Player of the Week honors after a big performance vs. Hillcrest dropping 25 PTS, 8 REB, 5 AST 🚀 @showtime_ki pic.twitter.com/yPD5psrm2m
— Overtime Elite (@OvertimeElite) November 29, 2022
4-Star 2024 Shooting Guard Paul McNeil Commits to NC State!
What a day! 4-Star 2024 Shooting Guard Paul McNeil (6’6″/185) wrapped up his Official Visit to NC State today by committing to run with the Wolfpack, after watching them defeat their rival UNC in PNC Arena.
@PackMensBball #Committed🐺🐺 pic.twitter.com/AiSg5h2wCg
— P2⚡️ (@PaulMcneilJr) February 19, 2023
McNeil is the #17 overall player nationally in the 2024 recruiting class according to ESPN, and the #2 player in the state of North Carolina.
In 2022-23, McNeil is averaging 23.9 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.4 steals per game for Richmond High School. Last year, he became the first ever Sophomore to win the Gatorade Player of the Year Award in the state of North Carolina.
McNeil also held offers from Clemson, Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee, Alabama, Miami, Georgetown, St. John’s, LSU, Virginia Tech, Missouri, and others.
Top-25 2024 SG Paul McNeil is Taking an Official Visit to NC State Next Weekend
2024 4-Star Shooting Guard Paul McNeil (6’6″/185) will be taking an Official Visit to NC State next weekend.
I’m grateful to announce I will be taking an official visit to North Carolina State University this upcoming weekend. This is a great opportunity and I’m looking forward to spending time with Coach Keatts and the program. @PackMensBball @NCStateRivals
— P2⚡️ (@PaulMcneilJr) February 12, 2023
ESPN ranks McNeil as the #17 overall player nationally in the 2024 recruiting class, and the #2 player in the state of North Carolina. I don’t understand how recruiting databases work, but at some point this year he will be a 5-star player according to ESPN as long as he stays in the Top-25.
McNeil plays for Richmond Senior in Rockingham, North Carolina.
This is huge for NC State to get a player of McNeil’s caliber to come in for an Official Visit this early in the process.
@ProlificPrep @thegrindsession pic.twitter.com/i7mfsLZ4jN
— P2⚡️ (@PaulMcneilJr) November 14, 2022
4-Star G Austin Swartz Picks Up an Offer from NC State on Visit
4-Star 2024 Shooting Guard Austin Swartz (6’5″/180) took an unofficial visit to NC State yesterday, and he left with a scholarship offer.
2024 Cannon (NC) guard Austin Swartz will be on unofficial to NC State tonight as the Pack host Duke.
— Justin Byerly (@JustinByerly) January 4, 2023
I am blessed to receive an Offer from NC State🖤❤️ pic.twitter.com/CePMaPQPz7
— austin swartz (@austin_swartz23) January 5, 2023
Swartz plays for Cannon School in Concord, North Carolina. ON3 ranks him as the #65 overall player nationally in the 2024 recruiting class, and the #7 player in the state of North Carolina.
He already holds offers from Virginia Tech, Clemson, Georgia, Illinois, Houston and others.
Beginning of Junior Season pic.twitter.com/6BiDwYaNDU
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UAA Session lll highlights pic.twitter.com/ek9blclwTY
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