St. Augustine catcher Kabrel Johnson signs with Xavier

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Kabrel Johnson

St. Augustine star catcher Kabrel Johnson has signed to play college baseball at Xavier of New Orleans.

Johnson started the last two years for the Purple Knights, not missing a game behind the plate.

This past season, Johnson batted .350 with seven doubles, two triples a home run and 30 RBI.


Xavier University of Louisiana baseball signed New Orleanian Kabrel Johnson of St. Augustine High School to a scholarship Thursday.

Johnson is a 5-foot-11, 215-pound catcher/first baseman who bats and throws right-handed. He hit .300 during the recently completed prep season with seven doubles, three triples, one home run and 26 RBIs in 34 games. His three-run homer in extra innings gave St. Aug an 11-9 early season victory at Slidell.

Johnson hit .400 as a junior in 2020; that season was shortened because of the COVID-19 pandemic. He was a four-year varsity starter.

Also notable:
• Johnson was starting catcher on a New Orleans-based team that won the Commissioner’s Cup tournament in Chicago in 2019.
• At St. Aug Johnson was a member of the National Honor Society and, for one season, competed on the bowling team.
• Johnson will be reunited at XULA with assistant coach Al Robinson, who was St. Aug’s head coach from 2017-19.
• Johnson played snare drum five years at St. Aug and was co-section leader as a junior and senior in the school’s famed band, the Marching 100.

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