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Hold that Tiger: Jake Johnson Commits

Top rated tight end joins Tigers

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In a class that has the makings of another special group, the Tigers landed a commitment from Jake Johnson, the highest rated tight end in the 2022 class per 247 sports.

Johnson, is the brother of current Tiger quarterback Max, and pundits have long speculated the younger Johnson would be joining his brother in Baton Rouge. He is also the son of former NFL QB Brad Johnson

A 6’5” 225 pound, four-star recruit, Jake had offers from all the traditional powers including Clemson, Florida and Alabama. He is the 78th ranked player in the country and seventh ranked player in the state of Georgia.

Johnson will be a welcome addition for the Tigers at a position that is incredibly unproven, with lightly tested veterans Aaron Moffitt and Jake Storz and promising underclassmen, Jalen Shead, Jack Bech, and Kole Taylor.

The decision by Johnson gives the Tigers 12 commitments and keeps the Tigers third place in the national rankings per 247.