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Bryan Penn-Johnson commits to Washington

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Another 2018 prospect is off the board

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Another 2018 recruit is off the board.

Four-star big man Bryan Penn-Johnson has committed to the Washington Huskies, he announced Monday.

The 7-footer is the No. 98 prospect in the country and No. 7 center, according to 247Sports composite rankings.

Penn-Johnson was thought to be picking between DePaul and Washington, but he had an offer from the Arizona Wildcats (and several other schools) as well.

The Mount Pleasant, Utah product was one of the top remaining prospects on the board, so there had been some hope that Arizona could reemerge as a factor in his recruitment, but obviously that won’t be happening.

Penn-Johnson’s commitment to Washington makes UA’s tenuous recruiting situation even more dire as it has zero 2018 commits and needs to fill up to seven roster spots this offseason.

By my count, there are only nine top-100 prospects left in the 2018 class that are uncommitted, so the Wildcats don’t have a whole lot to pick from — hence why people expect them to be extremely active in the transfer market.

Sean Miller and company were recently spotted watching 2018 guard Devonaire Doutrive, but other than him and Brandon Williams, it is unclear who else the Wildcats are pursuing.


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