Iowa State men’s basketball: 2014 recruit Jaylen Johnson no longer targeted


Mar 25, 2013; Spokane, WA, USA; A member of the Iowa State Cyclones marching band perform again the Georgia Lady Bulldogs during the second round of the 2013 NCAA womens basketball tournament at McCarthey Athletic Center. The Bulldogs beat the Cyclones by a final score of 65-60. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Basketball recruit Jaylen Johnson, who had the Iowa State Cyclones high on his list, is no longer in consideration to join the team’s class of 2014.

The 6-foot-9, 206-pound forward from Ypsilanti, Michigan, and Iowa State have decided to part ways, according to a source from the Ames Tribune, and has cancelled his official visit to the school.

"Johnson had been scheduled to make an official visit to Ames next weekend, but that’s no longer the case and the two parties will go their separate ways.ISU had Johnson, a four-star recruit, on campus in June and appeared to be a serious contender along with Louisville and Oregon for Johnson’s services, though the defending-national champion Cardinal have long been thought the favorite by most recruiting analysts."

247sports has Johnson as a four-star recruit, and ranks him 55th in their Top247 list. He’s the 11th-ranked power forward and the number one overall recruit in the state of Michigan.

Similar to the Tribune article, 247Sports lists the Louisville as his favorite team, with Florida State, Oregon, Iowa State, and Michigan as “warm” teams.