Worthing’s Robertson motivated by surroundings

Johntiz Robertson may be the best-kept secret in Houston area high school football.

The senior four-year starter at Worthing High School has already amassed two 1,000-yard receiving seasons coming into his senior year.

Robertson rarely leaves the field during the 2017 campaign while starting in the secondary along with serving as a primary return specialist in addition to catching passes.

Worthing opened district play last week with a 52-0 victory over Scarborough at Barnett Stadium. Robertson got the scoring started with a 59-yard punt return for a touchdown in the first quarter followed by a 33-yard TD pass from Wendell Webb in the second stanza.

“He’s a great player and one of our leaders,” said Worthing head coach Brandon Ellis. “Any position we put him in he’s going to stand out. I wish we could have got him a few more touches tonight but we have a long season ahead of us.”

Robertson doesn’t have to look far for motivation.

“Where I live in Sunnyside are a lot of people that doubt us,” he said. “I feel like I have to make them a believer.”

Worthing is about to get into the teeth of their District 11-4 schedule with upcoming games against Yates, Wheatley, North Forest, Washington and Kashmere.

“I plan on keeping my team focused so we can win the district title,” Robertson said. “It’s been two years since we last won the title and I want to bring it home this year.”

ROBERTSON FILE

Birth date – Sept. 25, 1998

Birth sign – Libra

Favorite subject in school – Reading

Favorite NFL player – Tavon Austin, Los Angeles Rams

Favorite meal – Chicken

How he relaxes – Fishing

Social media preference – Instagram

If he could solve any problem – Make Houston a better city.