On Monday afternoon around 4 p.m., one of Pitt’s top targets in the transfer portal, Meechie Johnson, will be announcing his commitment.
Announcing my decision around 4pm! #TTP🙏🏽
— Meechie Johnson (@MeechieJohnson0) April 25, 2022
In the past week, Johnson visited Pitt, DePaul, South Carolina, and LSU. The 6-foot-2 guard recently entered the transfer portal after playing two seasons for Ohio State. A Cleveland native, Johnson averaged 4.4 points this season for the Buckeyes, shooting 31% from the floor and 32% from three-point range. In Ohio State’s first and second-round NCAA Tournament games in Pittsburgh this year, Johnson saw the floor for a combined 31 minutes, hitting one three pointer in each of the two games. He has three years of eligibility remaining.
The Panthers currently have five scholarships to fill, as the staff has signed Fede Federiko, Blake Hinson, and Nelly Cummings so far this offseason. Being from Cleveland, Johnson is known to have a solid relationship with Pitt’s star big John Hugley. Will Hugley’s friendship and Pitt’s pitch be enough to land the former four-star prospect?