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Boyle! Colorado Basketball Secures A Commitment From California Forward Xavier Johnson

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According to Adam Munsterteiger of Buffstampede.com, the Colorado Buffaloes have received their second commitment in the 2012 recruiting class in two days, and this one's a big one. Xavier Johnson is a high profile forward playing for a big time team in California. He had offers from at least four other Pac-12 teams. Johnson's commitment should see the Buffaloes make a nice jump in the recruiting rankings.

Welcome aboard Xavier! Tad Boyle is officially on a roll...

Xavier Johnson

Position: Small Forward
Measurables: 6-6, 180 lbs.
High School:  Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA) HS

Rankings
:
Rivals: 4-star, 83rd in Top 150
ESPN: 4-star, 86th in Top 100 

Other Schools of Interest: Offers from Arizona State, Harvard, Oregon State, UCLA, UNLV, USC. Other schools that are showing interest in him are Arizona, Cal, Georgetown, Oregon, SDSU, Stanford, Syracuse.

Status: Verbal to Colorado

Notes:
From Scout:
Johnson is a multi-talented forward who can knock down the three, create his own shot from midrange and also attack the basket. He tends to rely on his three too much, but he has a terrific stroke and in time should be a very good three-point shooter. Johnson's effort is inconsistent, but when he's focused and plays hard, there's a big difference in his performance. He's a good passer and defender when giving good effort on that end of the court.


Check out an interview and some highlights after the jump.