Future Louisville punter Austin Johnson of DeSales closed out his high school career last weekend, playing in the annual Best of the Bluegrass All-Star game.
"It feels pretty good to be able to come out and play with these guys for my last game, but I'm ready to move to the next chapter in my life," he told Cardinal Authority following the contest.
Johnson helped lead DeSales to the Kentucky Class 2A state playoffs for the fourth consecutive season. Filling the role of quarterback and kicker, as well as the punting responsibilities, Johnson led his team in scoring as a senior. He threw for 1,420 yards and 15 touchdowns, while also rushing for 738 yards and nine scores.
"It went pretty well and we did ok in the state playoffs, getting to the semi-finals," he said. "Going to the semi-finals two years and winning two state championships, it was a pretty good four year career. Being quarterback and punter was fun, but I'm ready to just on my craft and perfect it. I'm looking forward to helping U of L in way that I can."
Next up for Johnson is his official visit.
"I've set it for January 30," he said. "I'm excited about it. I don't what to expect. I know we'll go to a basketball game, but that is about it, so I'm excited to go."
With the season now over, Johnson will focus on his work in the classroom, as well as further improving his game in preparations for his freshman season at Louisville.
"Finishing out my senior year, but also lifting and getting stronger while working on my craft."