2022’s Kyle Johnson is one of Michigan’s most hard-hitting safeties | Youth1

2022’s Kyle Johnson is one of Michigan’s most hard-hitting safeties

Kyle Johnson is one of the best players from the Detroit, MI area in the Class of 2022.  


The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Johnson, who attends West Bloomfield, is a dynamic player that works as a safety. 




Johnson has earned plenty of recognition during his career, such as being NextGen Defensive MVP. 


Johnson is humbled by the accolade. 


“It means a lot to get recognized for all the hard work you have put in,” Johnson said. “ It was a great experience competing against other players from all over the U.S.”


No matter the opponent, every game Johnson is determined to give it his all. 


Johnson is going all out. 


The motor is always at full throttle whenever Johnson steps between the lines.


“My mindset is always on attack mode and showing that I’m versatile,” Johnson said.  


Johnson has great passion and energy whenever he’s on the field. Johnson tells why he enjoys the game of football so much. 


“I love competing,” Johnson said. 


Johnson has learned many valuable lessons from playing football that he applies to his everyday life. 


“Playing has taught me to never give up and to continue to work hard,” Johnson said. 


Johnson shares his favorite memory of playing football.


“One of my favorite memories is my team going deep in the playoffs and almost winning a state championship,” Johnson said. “My teammates are my brothers.”


Johnson takes his role as one of the leaders on the team very seriously. Johnson makes sure he’s a daily positive influence on his peers.


“I demonstrate being a good teammate by telling everyone to believe in each other and that we can’t be stopped,” Johnson said. “We motivate each other and compete in practice every day.”


Johnson is appreciative of having amazing male role models that are supportive.


“I’ve learned from my coaches to stay ready so you won’t have to get ready,” Johnson said. “They tell me to always be a leader.”


Johnson patterns his mentality after this late legend.  

“I look up to Sean Taylor. R.I.P.,” Johnson said. “He was a student of the game and a monster on every play.”

Johnson lists math as his favorite subject in school. 

“I love to solve problems,” Johnson said. 


Johnson explains his collegiate aspirations. 


“My dream college is Alabama,” Johnson said. “They have a great program and a history of sending players to the pros.”


Johnson is striving for greatness in all that he does. 


“My goals on the field are to win a state championship and become the best player possible,” Johnson said. “My goals off the field are to earn my degree and make my parents proud.”


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