Syracuse Basketball: Dior Johnson will let you know about a reclassify

Syracuse basketball 2022 commit Dior Johnson continues to deliver gems on social media, this one about his potential reclassify to the 2021 class.

Syracuse basketball 2022 commit Dior Johnson, a five-star point guard who is rated as the No. 3 player nationally in his class according to 247Sports, is a lot of fun to follow on Twitter, as we’ve documented in the past.

He’s candid, he’s humble, he’s confident, and he doesn’t put up with non-sense. When word broke in early July that the 6-foot-3 Johnson was seriously considering a potential reclassification to 2021, that definitely got social-media channels buzzing, without question.

For the Orange, there are pluses and minuses to him staying in the 2022 class versus moving up to the 2021 recruiting cycle. But for now, people need to chill out and stop trying to get an answer out of Johnson about a possible reclassify.

He will let all of us know when he has an answer. Or maybe he already has an answer, and he will let us know when he wants us to know. The point here is that I’m sure journalists, recruiting analysts, fans and many others are constantly bugging him about this, and Johnson has elected to address the matter.

His latest tweet on this subject, as usual, is terrific. He also notes how pumped he is for the upcoming high-school season, in which he will suit up for the Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., alongside Zion Cruz, a 2022 five-star guard who is also a big-time target for Syracuse basketball in this recruiting cycle.

In another recent column that I penned about Johnson, he said, “I know everyone is talking about me potentially reclassifying and things like that, but I’m not sure on that at this time. I think people will just have to find that out on the fly.”

As I’ve said before, if Johnson stays in 2022, I believe that the ‘Cuse could end up with one of the best classes in this recruiting cycle, if not the No. 1 class across the country. If he heads to 2021, then Johnson could team up with stellar four-star small forward Benny Williams, who is getting all kinds of chatter about possibly becoming a five-star prospect in this class.

We’ll of course bring you updates about Johnson and the 2021 reclassify situation as soon as we get them. And we’ll only get them when Johnson is ready to share, which is really how this should work.