DeSales punter Johnson headed to Louisville

University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino has landed a second commitment on the day and this one from a familiar face. DeSales punter/athlete Austin Johnson, whose brother Ryan just graduated from the school, has committed to U of L.

Louisville football is on a bit of a run in recruiting.

The Cardinals landed a second commitment of the day and the eighth in the Class of 2016 when DeSales punter/athlete Austin Johnson committed.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Johnson is the brother of former U of L punter Ryan Johnson, who just finished his eligibility last season.

The younger Johnson averaged 40 yards a punt for DeSales and kicked 44 extra points and 10 field goals as a junior, leading the team to the Class 2-A State title.

He was also the quarterback and ran 113 times for 655 yards and 12 touchdowns, while completing 87 of 159 passes for 1,372 yards and 15 TDs.

This story will be updated.


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