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Aggies pick up former LSU quarterback Max Johnson via transfer portal

December 17, 2021
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Former LSU quarterback Max Johnson has announced that he will transfer to Texas A&M. His decision comes after a Dec. 7 announcement that Johnson was entering the transfer portal. The quarterback will arrive on campus in January.

After one season as the starter at LSU, Johnson is expected to compete with Haynes King and incoming freshman Conner Weigman‍ as he is immediately eligible due to the one-time transfer rule. A&M’s Zach Calzada entered the transfer portal in mid-December after starting the Aggies’ final 10 games of 2021.

Johnson’s last game as the signal-caller in Baton Rouge was a comeback victory in which he threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Jaray Jenkins with just 20 seconds remaining to beat the Aggies, 27-24. He finished the contest 22-of-38 for 305 passing yards and three touchdowns as Johnson now crosses the Sabine River to join the very same Aggies.

In two seasons at LSU under Ed Orgeron, Johnson appeared in 18 games. As a freshman in 2020, he split time with TJ Finley before ultimately winning the starting job late in the season. Johnson started all 12 games for the Tigers as a sophomore in 2021. He finishes his LSU career with 3,884 yards with 35 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Very seldom a runner, Johnson has rushed for just 78 yards and three touchdowns in two seasons.

Johnson brings an NFL pedigree to Aggieland as his father, Brad, won Super Bowl XXXVII as the starting quarterback of Tampa Bay. Originally from Athens (GA) and an Oconee County High School product, Johnson is the nephew of former Georgia and Miami head coach, Mark Richt. Max’s younger brother, Jake Johnson‍, signed with Texas A&M on Wednesday.

As a high school prospect in the class of 2020, Max ultimately chose LSU over offers from Texas A&M, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Tennessee and others. The Aggies signed King out of Longview (TX) in the same cycle.

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Aggies pick up former LSU quarterback Max Johnson via transfer portal

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p8aggie
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Mac94
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AgBQ-00
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Let the competition begin!!
LatinAggie1997
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That QB room will be a blender of learning and competition.
I have no doubt they will all push each other and be ready.
MaroonStain
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We are back to 3 QBs plus Beast-mode Bost!
p8aggie
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With all the QBs and TEs we have now, what happens to Stowers?
Romello
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Heck yeah. Iron sharpens Iron. Love having a guy on the roster with a seasons worth of SEC experience with good stats.
rocky the dog
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Quote:

Max's younger brother, Jake Johnson, signed with Texas A&M on Wednesday.
Elections are when people find out what politicians stand for, and politicians find out what people will fall for.
4133
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Let's go. I'm ready to support all 3 of them!
NJ75AGfdt
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Personally, excited to see him and the others compete in spring practice and thereafter. Gotta love his bloodlines!
"It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man," Psalm 118:8.

"In God we trust...all others pay cash!"
Great2BeAnAGGIE
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35 td's 7 ints
I will allow it!
jsc8116
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I think he is more envisioned as an off the line, hybrid TE that is a big bodied WR. Still, good problem to have.
ABATTBQ87
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rocky the dog said:

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Max's younger brother, Jake Johnson, signed with Texas A&M on Wednesday.

Arrakis ecologist
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How many players last game is beating the team you choose to transfer to?
cheroczech
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Kayshon Boutte come on down! Made me hopeful to see Kayshon re-tweet Max's transfer announcement.
The Agly Duckling
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Friggin' awesome. I hope Max and Connor are in town shortly after Christmas or New Year's Day to get with the team, get their books and syllabi, hit the weight room and the playbook and start throwing to guys. That's gonna be a damn good QB room. Probably the best Jimbo's had here yet.
94 Aggie
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DEPTH!!!! WOW! Gig'em! Another steal from LSU.
Class of 94. We never lost at Kyle Field!
TAMU74
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EllisCoAg
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so we now have a QB who in his last start beat a top 25 team, outstanding!
I wanna see our defense pissed off, not confused, maybe a little murder in their hearts Reload12, 11/4/11
Maroon Flash
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Gigem! Need 3 scholarship Qbs.
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Agsuffering@bulaw
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Maximus!
jsc8116
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Johnson to Boutte for the score!!!
ccatag
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A post I read in another thread stated that Max Johnson aspires to be a coach in his future. Not sure if true or not.

And, Haynes King is the son of a coach.

I just thought I would go ahead and post this in this thread, dadgumit.
It's deja vu' all over again....

Bobaloo
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Kid has a good shot of starting for us next year.
Cojack
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Going to be some Top Gun competition up in this Bish!
WC94
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Was his job in jeopardy or he just doesn't want to play for Kelly?
Mr. Black
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Welcome aboard and gig 'em, Max!
fightintxaggie10
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He gave us his max Johnson on the last drive of the LSU game. How the F*** did we let that drive happen.
TAM85
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Welcome and gig 'em!!
TxAg76
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This kid doesn't throw it right….
Cojack
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Yeah because he's a southpaw
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