DITR: WR Johnny McCarty, St. Michael the Archangel (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

Johnny McCarty is an impressive athlete, standing at 6’0″ and weighing 190lbs as a wide receiver in the class of 2026. His athleticism extends beyond the football field, as he’s also a talented baseball player, showcasing his versatility as a two-sport athlete. One of his most notable strengths in football is his ability to avoid the first defender when he possesses the ball, demonstrating his agility and elusiveness. Despite his commitment to sports, Johnny still maintains a commendable 3.2 GPA, which shows his dedication to both sports and academics. With his combination of physical skill and academic achievement, Johnny McCarty is undoubtedly a standout player with a promising future ahead.

What are some things you have overcome in life?

“I’ve overcome playing as a freshman in varsity games. Was able to put in time and effort with my quarterbacks when they could.”

What are your biggest accomplishments?

“My biggest accomplishment so far would definitely be starting on a team, playing a key role in the offense, helping have one of the most successful seasons in St. Michael Football history.”

What player do you compare yourself to and why?

“I compare myself to a Travis Kelce or a Gronk but as a receiver. Bigger body, not the fastest but won’t go down easy, is able to go up and grab those hard balls.”

What are your plans once you’re done with football and why?

“I want to try and play as long as I can. After that’s done I feel i want to be a coach, so I can help others earlier and fill them with knowledge about the game early in their careers.”

What are some goals you have for yourself, and your team next season?

“I want to break the receiving touchdown record and defiantly have more yards than my last season. As a team I think we should show people that we just had a lucky year, I want to repeat the season we had but better.”

What do you like about the sport of football and how is it significant to you?

“I love the physical aspect of football, nothing is given to you, you have to go out and work hard or the outcome will never be there.”

What is an interesting fact about you outside of football?

“I like to play baseball on the side when football is out of season.”

what is your dream school?

“My dream schools would probably be ULL, LSU, OU, and Clemson.”

what position do you enjoy playing the most and why?

“I enjoy playing receiver a lot but I also love playing safety so I can crack down and hit kids and read the quarter back giving the ability to invert the ball.”

What are some ways your coaches have helped you?

“They have taught me that not everything’s about you and they’ve given me experience as a young player.”