Johnson to sign national letter of intent Wednesday

Jack Satzinger

Richard Pitino and his coaching staff will charter a plane to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday for their Friday matchup with Louisville in the Armed Forces Classic. 

But back in Minneapolis, coveted local recruit Jarvis Johnson will sign his national letter of intent to play at Minnesota. Wednesday is the first day of the NCAA's early signing period, where class of 2015 players can sign scholarship papers from the school they have committed to.

Johnson announced his decision to play for Minnesota in September and Wednesday's signing will make his intentions official. 

The 6-foot, 1-inch, guard told the Minnesota Daily he will sign the offer from the Gophers at DeLaSalle High School with the support of high school coach Dave Thorson "and a couple of others."