— darin johnson (@D_NASTYJFAM) October 15, 2012
The 6-4, 190-pound shooting guard from Sacramento picked the Huskies over over Oregon and San Diego State and Texas A&M.
Johnson averaged 16.8 points last season at Franklin High in Elk Grove, Calif. He’s considered a four-star prospect by Scout.com while Rivals and ESPN gives him three stars.
Johnson is the second prospect to join Washington’s class of 2013 following point guard Nigel Williams-Goss.
NCAA rules prohibit coaches from commenting about recruits until they sign a letter of intent.
However, coach Lorenzo Romar has adopted a custom from football coach Steve Sarkisian and tweeted “Woof” shortly before Johnson’s decision became public. A woof tweet at UW means a recruit has chosen the Huskies.
It’s believed Johnson will sign with the Huskies during the early-signing period, which is Nov. 14-21. It’s unclear if Williams-Goss will sign at that time.
Washington has three seniors and is expected to have at least four scholarships available not including the scholarships committed to Johnson and Williams-Goss.
The Huskies have also targeted five-star prospects Aaron Gordon and Isaac Hamilton. Gordon is a 6-7 forward while Hamilton is a 6-4 guard.
Gordon visited Kansas this weekend while Hamilton took a trip to San Diego State. Hamilton is scheduled to visit Washington on Oct. 27.
It’s a little old, but here’s a highlight video (below) of Johnson.