Woodford County’s Johnson Recieves UK Offer


Woodford County sophomore Jasper Johnson is a consensus top 25 player in the 2025 recruiting class and recently became just the fourth player to get a Kentucky scholarship offer to go with the dozen he already had.

The 6-4 point guard has had a terrific start to the Nike EYBL season. Johnson is averaging 12.4 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.3 steals per game and shooting 54.1 percent overall and 40.7 percent from 3-point range in eight games. He’s a big reason Team Thad is  7-1.

Johnson is not sure whether he’ll be back at Woodford next year after averaging 20 points per game last season when Woodford reached the state tournament semifinals or playing at a major prep school.

“I’ve still got a decision to make,” the 6-4 point guard said.

So what does he see as the advantage of going to a prep school?

“More eyes would be able to see what I can do, better competition day in and day  out even in practice and a national schedule,” he said. “You can spend even more time on basketball.”

What about the plus side to staying at Woodford where his father is head football coach/athletics director?

“My coaching staff, I trust them. They have known me forever. Dad is at the school,” Johnson said. “I have been here and got a lot of things I wanted to accomplish done but there is always more you can do.”

Johnson has no timeline for a college decision but he knows he does not have long before he’ll have to decide about where he’ll play his high school junior season.

“It’s going to be a hard decision. I know that but it’s one I will have to make pretty soon,” he said.