Photo taken by Dexter Bass
Krosse Johnson is one of the most underrated players in the New Orleans area out of Holy Cross School.
On the season, Johnson has 30 receptions, 583 yards and six touchdowns. The 5-10, 170-pound senior wide receiver has offers from FBS programs such as Air Force, Indiana, Texas Tech, and Tulane. He also has offers from Columbia, South Dakota, Southeast Missouri State, Southern and Utah Tech.
Johnson is a major player in one of the greatest one-season turnarounds out of the New Orleans area in recent memory. have only won seven games the past three years, including a 1-6 season during the crazy year that was 2020. However, they have finished the 2023 regular season with a win-loss record of 8-2 and a Top-4 seed due to the three-headed monster that is Johnson, quarterback Cole Canatella and fellow wide receiver Koby Young who is a Georgia Tech commit.
Although he may be overshadowed at times because of Young, Johnson brings elite speed to this Holy Cross team. If you don’ t believe me, watch this touchdown reception where he bolted past St. Augustine’s defense for a 55-yard touchdown on Oct.7.
Johnson has a 40-time of 4.37. Moreover, he was the state champion in both the 100-meter and the 200-meter in the 2022 LHSAA Track and Field Championships where he ran a 10.54 in the 100m and a 21.07 in the 200m.
A lot of people think I ran track before I got into football but it’s vice versa,” Johnson said. “I ran track to prepare myself for the football season. Once I realized how good I was at track, I started to take it more seriously.”
Johnson began playing football when he was 10 years old at Girard Park in Metairie, a suburb right outside of New Orleans. To keep her son busy because of how rambunctious he was at home, Johnson’s mother was the one who made him play football.
“My mom wanted me to do something because I was very active when I was younger,” Johnson said. “Once she saw me on the field, then we kept going with it.”
Johnson tries to model his game off of New Orleans Saints wide receiver Chris Olave because of their similar skill sets.
“I have been watching Chris Olave since he was playing at Ohio State,” Johnson said. “He has elite speed and watching him helps me understand how to run better routes and how get past the defenders to get open.”
Outside of football, Johnson likes to play on his Playstation 5 where enjoys playing Madden, NBA 2K and Call of Duty.
After he graduates from high school, he wants to take a major that would be geared toward working in sports medicine or anesthesiology.