A standout pitcher and outfielder, Urbana High senior Keegan Johnson plans to play baseball at Ball State University next year.
Johnson also is quite an asset as a kicker for the Hawks’ football team. This summer he had a workout showing off his leg for the Ball State football staff.
But as strong as he is on the mound and with his leg, Johnson also is making a difference quarterbacking Urbana’s offense. This past weekend, the lefthander completed 10 of 13 passes for 249 yards and five touchdowns – all in the first half – as Urbana beat Sherwood, 40-3.
“He’s unreal at kicking the ball. When he kicks off, it’s in the end zone every time and that puts pressure on the opponent’s offense,” Urbana Coach Brad Wilson said. “Everybody knows he’s a good kicker. But he’s not a bad quarterback, either.”
Wilson, in his 42nd year as a coach, thinks that if Johnson can maintain the high level at which he is playing, it is likely that college recruiters will take notice of his ability to play quarterback, too. At 6 feet 2 and 195 pounds, Johnson has a solid frame, too.
“He’s experienced, he’s poised, a great leader and has command of the offense, knows it inside and out,” Wilson said, noting that Johnson took over as the team’s starter midway through last season. “He’s a humble kid, just even-keeled. He’s doesn’t get down, doesn’t get up. He’s like ice. He just works hard and we’re playing well right now.”
“I’ve been fortunate to coach some pretty good quarterbacks in my years and I would say he’s up there, one of the best I’ve had.”
This week’s DC Touchdown Club Player of the Week High School Football Player of the Week Honor Roll:
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