Tarik Johnson, LHS Class of 2016, recently signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at NCAA Division I Morgan State University as an offensive lineman. Tarik has played football for the last two years at Erie Community College in Williamsville, NY. As a 6-foot-4-inch 300 pound offensive lineman, Tarik was hard to avoid and was part of the “brick wall” protecting the quarterback.
Last year Tarik received an offer for a “full ride” from Fairmont State University in West Virginia, a D2 school. Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama also showed some interest but Tarik decided to stay at Erie for his sophomore year. While playing football, he has maintained a 3.5 GPA despite the rigorous demands of the practice and game schedule.
Morgan State University is a historically black college in Baltimore, Maryland. It is Maryland’s designated public urban university. The football team has recently hired a new coach to rebuild the football program and Tarik will be part of that effort.
We congratulate Tarik and his family for this outstanding accomplishment. Congratulations also go to his coaches at Liberty High School who helped him develop his football skills. He is one of only a handful of Liberty Athletes who have competed at the NCAA Division I level. We are always looking for information about the accomplishments of Liberty alumni. If you have any information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.