At 6-foot-2 with big time speed, Johnson is a natural shooting guard who also can play some point guard in a pinch. He was a scoring star for Ohio Basketball Club all spring long, and raised his stock from a mid-major recruit to someone high-major schools were looking hard at.
"Kevin Johnson has committed to Cincinnati," said Ohio Basketball Club coach Mike Duncan.
Cincinnati had a chance to evaluate Johnson during the high school year in which he led his team to a state championship, and then again during the AAU season, and after an unofficial visit to the school, Johnson was issued an offer from head coach Mick Cronin.
With Johnson's commitment, the Bearcats have landed their second guard pledge in a week. Johnson joins Virginia native Troy Caupain on the commitment list in 2013.
Currently Johnson is viewed as a three-star prospect, though with another strong showing during July, he could go even higher.