Johnson becomes first diamond sport signing for Miller

Skylan Akins

Brady Johnson makes his commitment to Evangel official by signing his national letter of intent surrounded by his family.

Miller senior Brady Johnson inked his name to continue his baseball career at Evangel University Friday afternoon.
Johnson, who plans on studying physical therapy has already had a fantastic career for the Cardinals earning All-District and All-Conference honors behind the plate.
“I feel really excited for this,” Johnson said. “I never thought I would get to do this. Once I started loving baseball I reached out to guys like Bobby Johnson, my cousins, dad and some others and they pointed me in the right direction. This has been a great process and I have really enjoyed it and wouldn’t trade it for the world.”

Evangel is obviously getting a great player, but according to Miller coach Justin Snider, what makes him special goes beyond just the talent.
“Evangel is getting a learner and someone who wants to get better and make the people around him better. He has shown good leadership skills in our offseason program and the team is going to be much better with him behind the plate. He is also really good at seeing things that pitchers are doing mechanically and help them in that way. Most catchers are worried about other things, but Brady can do all those other things while picking up on these other things as well.”

Brady had a few other offers but it was the atmosphere and coach Tyler Henry that made him decide on the Valor.
“I always had Evangel in my mind being a local school. Nothing too big but it was mainly the coach. He was very good to me and it felt like home and like a family and without a doubt I would take Evangel over any other school,” Johnson said.

The Cardinals season is right around the corner, with their first game March 17 in Exeter. The first home game will be the next day, as they will host Spokane.


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