Kansas State Wildcats
As a Recruit
Avery Johnson is a top two-sport star in the Sunflower State. Along with his accolades in football, including leading Maize to the 2021 Kansas Class 5A state championship game, Johnson propelled Maize into the state semifinals in basketball. His coach, Gary Guzman, raves about Johnson’s drive to be the best. “When people ask me, ‘So what weakness do you see in him?’ really the only weakness I see is he tries to do too much,” Guzman told BVM Sports. “He’s always going 100 mph. He plays three sports during the spring. He’d get done with a baseball game late at night on Friday night and he was on the road Saturday morning going to a 7 on 7. Anytime that he was in town during the summer he would not miss a workout. He’d be here at 6:30 in the morning just like everybody else. He doesn’t put himself above the rest. He understands that it takes a team to be successful. He’s got some great qualities that make him a very special quarterback for us.”
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Reminds Us Of
Avery Johnson is a twitchy, dynamic dual threat quarterback with a skill set that reminds us of Pat White. Like White, Johnson is capable of ripping off long runs with his burst and speed along with the ability to keep defenses honest with his arm.