2019 four-star center Isaac Johnson said he plans to visit Gonzaga in early September, Corey Evans with Rivals.com reported over the weekend.
Johnson is ranked as the No. 59 player in the country by 247 Sports, and the top-ranked player out of Utah in the Class of 2019. He appears to be a skilled shooter, who could help stretch the floor in the vein of Killian Tillie. The Zags have been on Johnson for quite some time, and they might need to be on him even longer.
Johnson told Rivals he plans on taking his two-year LDS mission directly out of high school, so the Zags might be looking at another Jesse Wade situation. Wade committed to the Bulldogs, but only spent on season with the team, red-shirting last year. He struggled to find a spot in the rotation and transferred to BYU.
That doesn’t necessarily mean there is a bad omen surrounding missions, but it does throw a kink into trying to determine what the roster looks like by the 2021 season. As of now, the Zags only have six players committed to scholarships in 2021, but plenty can change on the recruiting front in two years.