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2012 Georgia Prospects Pop On Unofficial Visits to Auburn and Clemson

Two of the finest prospects in Georgia’s class of 2012 class took unofficial visits on Saturday, and made verbal commitments to high-major programs.

High flying 6′-4″ wing Shaquille Johnson of Milton (GA) tripped to Auburn, and made the call.  Johnson is an above the rim player whose talent is somewhat hidden on such a loaded team.  Johnson averages 8 points and 6 rebounds per game on a team with a half-dozen high-major prospects.

Johnson doesn’t even start for the loaded Milton team, and it’s possible his recruiting profile would have been even higher had been the offensive focus for his high school team.  There’s no doubt Auburn is struggling right now, but Johnson has elite athleticism and will be a dynamic player that Tigers fans can be excited to have headed into the program.

This is a very nice score for coach Tony Barbee and Auburn.  Johnson is the first verbal commitment in Auburn’s 2012 class.

Clemson also dipped into the Peach State over the weekend, gaining the declaration of 6′-6″ combo forward Jaron Blossomgame of Chattahoochee (GA).  Blossomgame had an offer from VCU as well, and is averaging 25 points and 9 rebounds a game this season.  Blossomgame is an AAU teammate on the Georgia Stars with Chris Bolden, a Miami commit.  Blossomgame is the first commitment for the Tigers in their 2012 efforts.

About Kellon Hassenstab

Kellon Hassenstab is the publisher of the College Basketball Newcomers Guide book and Hoopniks.com. He founded Hoopniks.com in 2009, and has contributed to SlamOnline, Dime Magazine's HighSchoolHoop.com, and NBCSports.com, along with other publications in the past. Hassenstab has covered grassroots, high school and basketball recruiting for over a decade. Follow on Twitter, @Hoopniks.

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