The Bolles School
HIGH SCHOOL Four-year varsity letterwinner... As senior, started at tight end for 14-0 Florida 2A champion squad... Finished 2008 with 24
receptions, good for 330 yards while also helping to produce pair of 1,000-yard rushers as quality blocker... Showed
toughness, playing through three playoff games with a hamstring pull... Selected to Florida Times-Union's Super 24 and All-First Coast squads... Bolles went 39-1 in last three years, winning pair of 2A state titles... Four-year varsity starter as center in basketball; currently, averaging 15 points and eight rebounds... Standout on Bolles' weightlifting squad... Outdoor enthusiast: enjoys scuba diving, surfing and skiing.
PERSONAL Karl Mason Johnston Jr... Son of Karl and Susan Johnston... Born Sept. 4, 1990... Has an older sister, Courtney, who plays volleyball at the University of North Carolina... Both parents are involved in real estate business... Three other Bolles teammates are on Commodore roster: FB Ryan van Rensburg, LB Michael Garcia and WR Tray Herndon.
THE BOLLES SCHOOL HEAD COACH CORKY ROGERS
"Mason had a wonderful year for us and was one of the main reasons why we were able to capture another state title.
"Actually, this was Mason's first year as our starting tight end but it's only because we've enjoyed a run of great tight ends here. I think Mason is every bit the player as the two that came before him and both of those guys are currently playing in the SEC.
"Mason is an athletic guy, our best basketball player at the school. On the football field, he's a physical player that runs well, a guy that can both catch the ball and do a great job blocking. Mason will be one of those guys that makes an impact."