LSU’s plans for the post-Joe Burrow era solidified a bit with Wednesday’s early signing period addition left-handed quarterback Max Johnson of Watkinsville Oconee County (Ga.) High.
He is the No. 10 pro-style quarterback in Geaux247’s rankings and the 27th best prospect in the state.
Johnson stands at 6-5 and 216 pounds, giving him a good stock to build on for the future. Like Burrow, Johnson’s first choice is to beat defenses with his arm but he is very adept with his feet, running a 4.7 in the 40-yard dash and a 4.53 in the shuttle drill. Johnson throws remarkably well on rollouts and scrambles, he doesn’t always require a clean pocket to be effective.
Johnson is the son of former Florida State and well-traveled NFL quarterback Brad Johnson as well as the nephew of former Georgia and Miami (Fla.) head coach Mark Richt.
Despite to the connections to the handful of schools in the southeastern corner of the lower 48, Johnson not only committed to LSU early on November 28, 2018 but seemingly shut down his recruitment thereafter, only taking trips to Baton Rouge.