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Villanova lands North Jersey guard

Villanova basketball coach Jay Wright has done rather well for himself and the program by recruiting in the New York/northern New Jersey area. According to the so-called experts, he has done so again. On Saturday, 6-3 senior point guard Tyrone Johnson, from Plainfield (N.J.) High, announced that he has given a verbal commitment to play for the Wildcats beginning in the 2011-12 season. Also a highly regarded quarterback, he had apparently narrowed his choices down to the Main Line, Georgetown and Rutgers. He is considered a top prospect, as are just about all the players Wright gets these days. Wright cannot comment until Johnson officially signs a national letter of intent, which can't happen until November. Johnson is the third player to commit to Villanova for that class. He joins Achraf Yacoubou, a 6-4 shooting guard from Long Island (N.Y.) Lutheran, and South Jersey's Markus Kennedy, a 6-9 center who was supposed to play for the Wildcats next season before deciding to spend a second prep year at The Winchedon (Mass) School.

Villanova lands North Jersey guard

Jay Wright has had success recruiting from New York/northern New Jersey area. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
Jay Wright has had success recruiting from New York/northern New Jersey area. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Villanova basketball coach Jay Wright has done rather well for himself and the program by recruiting in the New York/northern New Jersey area. According to the so-called experts, he has done so again. On Saturday, 6-3 senior point guard Tyrone Johnson, from Plainfield (N.J.) High, announced that he has given a verbal commitment to play for the Wildcats beginning in the 2011-12 season. Also a highly regarded quarterback, he had apparently narrowed his choices down to the Main Line, Georgetown and Rutgers. He is considered a top prospect, as are just about all the players Wright gets these days. Wright cannot comment until Johnson officially signs a national letter of intent, which can't happen until November. Johnson is the third player to commit to Villanova for that class. He joins Achraf Yacoubou, a 6-4 shooting guard from Long Island (N.Y.) Lutheran, and South Jersey's Markus Kennedy, a 6-9 center who was supposed to play for the Wildcats next season before deciding to spend a second prep year at The Winchedon (Mass) School.

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