Max Johnson, a four-star quarterback recruit in the Class of 2020 who is the son of former Florida State and NFL signal-caller Brad Johnson, has announced his college decision. Johnson, who is also the nephew of Miami head coach Mark Richt, made his announcement on social media.
And, to the surprise of some, Johnson has spurned his uncle’s scholarship offer to make a move to the SEC.
“First and foremost, I would like to thank God for His sovereignty and guiding me through this time in my life. I am extremely grateful for this journey I have experienced during this recruiting process. I have made strong relationships with coaches that have impacted my life greatly — for which I am blessed,” Johnson wrote in an announcement.
“I want to thank my uncle, Coach Mark Richt for believing in me and offering me my first scholarship. I also want to thank my parents and my family for supporting me and allowing me to grow during this time.”
After getting his thanks out of the way, Johnson dropped his decision.
“I am grateful for the opportunity that Coach Orgeron and Coach Ensminger have given me,” he continued. “I’m excited to announce that I will be committing to LSU. Geaux Tigers!”
Johnson also holds offers from Auburn, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State, Tennessee, and Texas A&M.
But for now, it appears that the young signal-caller is easy to begin his collegiate career in Baton Rouge.