by Chris Feeny • @iubase17 • Nov 9
Max Johnson , sophomore middle infielder from Mason, OH, has verbally committed to Hoosier Baseball.
Class of 2021
SS / 2B
Switch Hitter / Throws Right
William Mason HS
Johnson had made confirmed visits to Wake Forest, Kentucky, Xavier, Cinncinnatti and Ohio before verbally committing to Jeff Mercer and company over the weekend. The 6’ 0’’, 160 lb sophomore started for varsity as a freshman at William Mason HS. Johnson’s defense, speed, and contact at the top of the order for Mason has him listed as one of the top prospects in his class for his state.
The Mason Comets are one of the top teams in Ohio and are consistently loaded with D1 recruits. Last season, several MLB scouts attended the home schedule due to the scouting of eventual 2018 MLB Draft pick (Boston) Nick Northcut. Despite the talented roster, Johnson ended up starting at SS as a freshman. When asked about it by cspn.com in April, Johnson said,
“When they told me I was gonna be on varsity and I was gonna contribute, that really just made me excited because we have a really good group of guys here,” He also said . “For me, the biggest thing is at the plate, I just need to get on base so that maybe I can steal, and somebody like Northcut or Joe Powell can hit me in.”
Since that interview Max has had a pretty busy few months. In May, Mason HS went on to win Regionals with Max even making the final play.
— Joe Danneman (@FOX19Joe) May 25, 2018
By August, Johnson represented Team Ohio at the PBR Future Games at Indianapolis.
Then in October, he attended the Perfect Game Sophomore Championships out in Fort Myers, FL.
Congratulations to 2021 MIF Max Johnson for being named to the All Tournament Team at the Perfect Game Sophomore World Wood Bat Championship held in Ft. Myers, FL last week.
— Mason Comets Baseball (@MasonHSBaseball) October 17, 2018
Finally, last Sunday, right around the time Sam Crail was hitting a three run bomb for Team Fineman, Max Johnson was announcing his verbal commitment.
Blessed to say I’ve committed to further my academic and baseball career at Indiana University! Thank you to my parents, coaches, and teammates who have helped along the way! #GoHoosiers🔴⚪️ pic.twitter.com/sC9mMHGazO
— Max Johnson (@Max_Johnson_11) November 4, 2018