The Carver High School of Montgomery quarterback is one of six Auburn University verbal commitments who have been selected to play for the Alabama team at the 26th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game. The contest will be played on Dec. 15th at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery. Kickoff time has not been announced.
This summer, after leading his team to the Class 6A state basketball title, Johnson played in the AHSAA North-South All-Star Basketball Game for rising seniors at Alabama State University. He was named the Most Valuable Player for the South squad.
A player who has SEC scholarship offers in both football and basketball, he committed to play for Coach Gene Chizik's football Tigers in May.
After the all-star basketball game, Johnson told Inside the Auburn Tigers his major goal for his senior season is to lead Carver to the football state championship. The title a game will be played in December at Jordan-Hare Stadium on the Auburn campus.
The six-foot-six quarterback has completed 88-133 passes (66.2 percent) through six games for 1,600 yards and 19 touchdowns with just four interceptions.
Johnson has added 447 yards and four touchdowns while averaging 10.4 yards per rush.
Reuben Foster is Scout's No. 1 rated middle linebacker prospect.
Joining him on the all-star squad are five other Auburn commitments. The group includes linebacker Reuben Foster from Auburn High, defensive lineman Dee Liner from Muscle Shoals High, quarterback/athlete Jason Smith from McGill-Toolen in Mobile, defensive back Kamryn Melton from Dothan High and wide receiver Earnest Robinson from Pinson Valley High.
Jason Smith was chosen to the roster as a wide receiver, but plays QB for unbeaten McGill-Toolen.
Half of the 40 players on the Alabama roster have committed to college programs. The largest group is going to Auburn with the next largest group committed to Alabama.
Among the players who are committed to Division I?programs in major conferences are defensive back/athlete Ardarius Stewart of Fultondale, defensive lineman Darius Paige of Foley and offensive lineman Grant Hill of Huntsville to Alabama; defensive back Marquez White of Northview and Prattville offensive lineman Austin Golson to FSU; linebackers Finesse Middleton of Gadsden City and Rashawn Smith of Florence to Ole Miss; wide receiver Cameron Echols-Luper of Auburn High to Texas A&M; Oxford defensive lineman Trent Simpson to Mississippi State; defensive back Jonathan Cook of Spanish Fort to Nebraska and offensive lineman Cameron Fraser of Central-Phenix City to South Florida.
The Alabama team won last year's game 31-12 and holds an 18-7 lead in the series. Mountain Brook's Chris Yeager is the head coach for the Alabama team this season, which was chosen by the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association.
Other offensive players on the Alabama squad include; QB Nick Mullens of Spain Park; RB Cedrix Reed of Foley, RB Clark Quisenberry of Enterprise; RB Joshua Walker of Austin; RB Johnathan Ford of New Hope; TE Alontai Adams of Foley; WR Jarren Johnson of Jackson; OL Forrest Garner of Baldwin County; OL Wilson Bell of Blount; OL?Jess Cooper of Tuscaloosa County; OL Zachary Sims of Homewood; OL Jonathan Raudales of Enterprise; PK Thomas Hamlin of McGill-Toolen and athlete Anthony Johnson of Maplesville. Other defensive players include DL Rodney Edwards from Gadsden City; DL Darius Page of Foley; DL Rod Crayton of Dadeville; LB Derek King of Central-Phenix City; LB Brandon Fuller of Clay-Chalkville; LB John Sherling of Fairhope; DB Alfred Jenkins of Daphne; DB Shaun Rupert from Carver of Montgomery; DB Nate Andrews of Fairhope; DB Devon Earl of Hoover.