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Stud 2020 Quarterback Max Johnson Commits to LSU

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Tigers made a big impression on a blue-chip passer for next year’s recruiting cycle.

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LSU has added a second quarterback to the 2020 recruiting class, securing the verbal commitment of four-star, top-10 prospect Max Johnson, of Watkinsville, Ga.

Johnson, the son of long-time NFL quarterback Brad Johnson, is the fifth-ranked pro-style QB in the class, according to 247 Sports, and the 68th-overall player nationally. He was considered a lean to Miami, due to his dad’s long history with Mark Richt, but a recent visit to LSU for the Rice game appears to have made an impression.

Well, the left-handed, sidearm delivery jumps off the page right away. Hard to draw too much here without knowing more about the competition level, but he seems like a solid athlete who throws on the run well — including across his body, which isn’t easy. Seems to make most throws comfortably, although his deep ball flutters a bit.

Johnson lists offers from Michigan State, Ohio State, Miami, Texas A&M and Auburn, among others. He would join T.J. Finley of Ponchatrain as the second quarterback in LSU’s class, which ranks 4th in the (obviously early) 247 Sports team rankings.