One of the premier talents from the 2023 class is QB Jamari Johnson, who is making a name for himself as an impressive arm talent. Johnson is an impact player on both sides of the ball, but QB is where he really shines.
"I play QB and I have the ability to read defense and connect the ball to my player. Defense I love catching picks," Johnson told Youth1.com
"I’m a “field general” I have an eye for the open receiver down the field," he added.
Standing at 5'10" 170 lbs., Johnson has outstanding size for a youth QB. His height allows him to look cleanly downfield and pick a part the defense. Give him time in the pocket and he'll dice up his opposition with pinpoint accurate throws. He excels at dropping dimes on deep passes that hit his receivers right in stride. It's clear that his ability to quickly read defenses is far beyond his years.
For Johnson, throwing "dimes" is a skill he takes pride in.
"Favorite part of playing football is throwing “dimes”, making contact and teamwork," Johnson said.
The Rochester, New York native has received his share of accolades for his ability on the football field. His achievements include, multiple MVP awards from DMAXX, participating in NextGen's "The Show”, participating in the AB All-American Game, and participating in the Brett Cooper Game, to name a few.
"I am currently an 8th grader and plays QB on a JV team. I’m grateful and appreciate all my coaches, teammates and most of all thank God for my parents," Johnson said.
Johnson currently stars as the starting QB for the Rush-Henrietta High School JV football team of Rochester, NY.
Johnson is a humble athlete who is working to make to most of his abilities. When he's not making big play after big play on game day, he's finding ways to get better.
"I’m working on all aspects of football and improving my game," Johnson said.
"I’m working on getting faster and stronger," he added.
The sky is the limit for Johnson, as he's already an elite youth QB. He'll only get better from here. Like most young athletes, Johnson models his game after one of the NFL's best QBs.
"Cam Newton is my idol and I would like to meet him. What I like about him is he works so hard to achieve his goals. He is respectful on and off the field, one day I will be better than him," Johnson said.
Jamari Johnson is already one of 2023's elite QB prospects with his arm strength and ability to drop dimes. While his talent speaks for itself, Johnson is dedicated to his craft and taking his game to new heights.
"I feel I have developed my technique and have room for improvement on my footwork," Johnson said.
"But everyday is about pushing myself to be great."
Take a look at Jamari Johnson's highlights -> here.
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