The future of the quarterback position at LSU took an interesting turn Wednesday.
2020 quarterback prospect Max Johnson committed to LSU on Wednesday afternoon, the Georgia native announced in a tweet Wednesday. The news explains why LSU coach Ed Orgeron sent out one of his signature “Hold that Tiger” tweets on Monday night.
The four-star prospect is the son of long-time LSU quarterback Brad Johnson and considered one of the top signal callers in the 2020 class. Miami coach Mark Richt is his uncle. Johnson, who throws left-handed, is ranked as the No. 5 pro-style passer in his cycle, according to the 247Sports Composite.
— Max Johnson (@qbmjohnson2020) November 28, 2018
LSU now holds two commitments from quarterbacks for 2020, both of whom are pro-style passers. Johnson joins four-star prospect TJ Finley of Ponchatoula, who is also considered one of the top-10 pocket passes in the cycle.
Now holding seven commitments, LSU’s 2020 class ranks No. 4 in the 247Sports Class Rankings. Alabama, Miami and Ohio State are presently the top three classes.
Dual-threat passer Peter Parrish of Alabama remains the only quarterback committed to LSU for 2019. Orgeron has stated publicly that LSU would like to add a second quarterback this cycle, but it’s unclear at this point if that remains a priority with the staff holding two commitments for 2020.
Starting quarterback Joe Burrow will have one more year of eligibility assuming he doesn’t declare early for the NFL Draft. Backup Myles Brennan, who will get a redshirt this season, will have three years of eligibility remaining.
The Tigers don’t have a scholarship quarterback on the roster behind them because backups Justin McMillan and Lowell Narcisse transferred out of the program back in fall camp. McMillan went to Tulane as a graduate transfer while Narcisse went the JUCO route.