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4-Star wing Keldon Johnson to visit Texas this weekend

The Virginia native could be the crown jewel of Shaka Smart's 2018 class.

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Four-star 2018 wing/guard Keldon Johnson will visit Texas this weekend, according to basketball writer Adam Zagoria.

Johnson is ranked as the composite No. 15 player and No. 2 shooting guard in the class of 2018.

The Virginia native plays for powerhouse high school program Oak Hill, which is the same school Texas freshman point guard Matt Coleman attended.

That teammate connection in addition to Shaka Smart's former Virginia roots at VCU could help make the Longhorns a serious contender for Johnson's services.

In fact, Johnson has been outspoken about the fact that Texas is a leader in his recruitment. When asked by Rivals in July about schools he will officially visit, Johnson simply replied "Texas".

Texas' biggest competition will likely be John Calipari and the Wildcats — Kentucky offered Johnson on August 22.

Kentucky is now the favorite in 274's Crystal Ball predictions, with 45% of experts predicting Johnson will be a Wildcat. The Longhorns are second with 36% of predictions.

Johnson is also considering Maryland, Florida State, NC State, and Oregon.

Texas currently has two pledges for the 2018 class, as 4-Star wing Gerald Liddell and 3-Star wing Brock Cunningham have committed to the 'Horns.

The Longhorns have the No. 14 class in the nation, and the best class in the Big 12.