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Pitt Transfer Cam Johnson Is A Hot Commodity This Offseason

A general view of a football game being played between Notre Dame and Pittsburgh.

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 24: A general view of the Pittsburgh Panthers and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the game on September 24, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Cam Johnson has a litany of offers as he contemplates where he will play the 2017-2018 season.

Pitt graduate transfer Cameron Johnson received his release from the Panthers program. In the days following the approval of his release, Johnson has quickly become one of the hottest names in recruiting.

According to Corey Evans of Rivals, Johnson received offers from 12 different programs, including Arizona, Kentucky, and Michigan.

Evans also said that eight other programs have offers on the table, although the difference between Johnson's offer list, and the schools with offers on the table, is unclear.

As a redshirt sophomore for Pitt last season, Johnson averaged 11.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game. Johnson put up solid stats last season, but that doesn't show the best part of his game. The junior-to-be shot an impressive 41.5 percent from three-point range last season, and is just under 40 percent from three in his collegiate career.

So who is the favorite to land the 6-foot-8 guard?

Consider Kentucky as the lead program right now. Cam's father, Gilbert, played at Pitt while Kentucky head coach John Calipari was an assistant for the Panthers in 1988. Johnson and Calipari also hail from the same Pennsylvania township.

We'll keep you updated on the latest Cam Johnson recruiting news.