Max Johnson, Jake Johnson address their futures with LSU
Max Johnson has played his final down for the LSU Tigers. The sophomore quarterback announced on his Twitter account on Tuesday evening that he has entered the transfer portal:
LSU, Thank you for allowing me to pursue my academic and athletic career here. I have made strong relationships that will last a lifetime with coaches, staff and especially my teammates! With careful and prayerful consideration, I am entering the transfer portal.
— Max Johnson (@Max_Johnson_14) December 8, 2021
And Max Johnson’s decision to transfer has led to his younger brother Jake to re-open his recruitment, as he announced below on his own Twitter account:
— Jake Johnson (@Jakejohnson2022) December 8, 2021
Max Johnson was named the Tigers’ starting quarterback following an injury to Myles Brennan before the season. He played in 12 games in 2021 and threw for 2,814 yards and 27 touchdowns versus just 6 interceptions, despite being benched in favor of Garrett Nussmeier against Arkansas.
As for Jake Johnson, he is rated by 247Sports as the No. 1 tight end in the class of 2022. He is also ranked as the No. 7 player in the state of Georgia. Jake Johnson had been pledged to LSU since April.