4* Elite 11 Finalist QB Avery Johnson Has Ridiculous Bounce That Makes Him Look Like He’s Floating

Maize High School Athletics

  • Four-star quarterback Avery Johnson received his invite to the Elite 11 Finals last weekend.
  • He is one of the best overall athletes in his class and is set to turn some heads on the next level.
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For quite some time, Avery Johnson was flying under the radar. That is not longer the case, and deservedly so.

The 6-foot-3, 175-pound quarterback from Kansas is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after players in his class and earned an invitation to the Elite 11 Finals last weekend. As a result, he will have an opportunity to compete against the other top quarterbacks in the Class of 2023 — like Nico Iamaleava and Jaden Rashada — with a chance to be named the best quarterback in the nation.

And he has a legitimate shot.

Johnson is coming off of a ridiculous 2021 on the field. He threw for 2,500 yards and ran for 1,000 more en route to 42 (!!) total touchdowns with Maize High School last fall.

His play, combined with strong testing marks across the board, make Johnson a recruit to watch.

He currently holds 24 offers from schools like Arizona, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, Tennessee and Notre Dame, but is considered a Kansas State lean.

While at the Elite 11 Regional in Nashville, Johnson was impressive. For someone of his height, his twitch is impressive.

And he was throwing throwing.

Johnson wants to be known as a conventional passer who just so happens to be athletic. He is crazy athletic.

While he can throw well on the move, Johnson is even better in the pocket. He is also surprising fast and ran a 4.54-second 40-yard dash, which is really impressive for a 6-foot-3 rising senior in high school.

In addition to his consistently impressive performances on the football field, Johnson also shows off his agility and speed on the hardwood. He was the leading scorer as a sophomore for a Maize team that lost only two games and won the Kansas 5A state championship.

When he has the ball in his hands, you never know what is going to happen.

His bounce is next-level.

And he’ll even throw down on your head top with a vicious poster.

Needless to say, Johnson is a freak athlete. He might not carry the Manning name or an NIL deal like Iamaleava, but that’s okay. Avery Johnson knows who he is and is set out to prove the people who didn’t believe in him wrong. And he will.