Rising Senior – Makai Johnson (Newberry)

We are recognizing the top athletes from the Class of 2021. It will include athletes from the following counties: Alachua, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy, Marion, and Union.

Name: Makai Johnson
School: Newberry High School
What sports will you participate in during your senior year? Football and Baseball
What position(s) will you play? QB/SS
Stats (as a junior): 26-57 passing for 546 yards, 9 TD’s; 20 carries for 259 yards & 3 TD’s; batted .500 through seven games with a team-leading 11 hits
Achievements (Academic and/or Athletic): National Honor Society, A-B Honor Roll, All-area football and baseball, Defensive player of the year for baseball
Favorite high school sports moment so far: “Winning the 5A-District 5 championship (baseball) against Santa Fe (Alachua).”
Favorite quote: “There may be people who have more talent than you but there is no excuse for anyone to work harder than you.” – Derek Jeter
What are you looking forward to most about your senior year: “Just to get back on the field again.”
Goals for your senior season: “Win a state championship in football and baseball.”
College baseball offers or interest: FSU, JU, FAU, Wofford, University of Cincinnati, FAMU, & FGCU