North Carolina lands commitment from QB in transfer portal
North Carolina landed a commitment from ex-Texas A&M quarterback Max Johnson on Wednesday afternoon.
Johnson is the first quarterback to commit to a new program out of the portal so far this cycle. He was able to officially enter the transfer portal prior to the window opening on Dec. 4 because Texas A&M fired head coach Jimbo Fisher earlier this month.
Here’s Johnson’s announcement:
— Max Johnson (@MaxJohnson14) November 29, 2023
Johnson will replace UNC quarterback Drake Maye, who will presumably enter the 2024 NFL Draft. Maye spent two seasons as the Tar Heels’ starting quarterback and is a candidate to go No. 1 overall in next year’s draft.
Johnson began the season in College Station as Texas A&M’s backup quarterback. However, he did start several games for the Aggies after starter Conner Weigman went down with an injury. Johnson also missed time late in the season with an injury.
This season, Johnson completed 62.1% of his passes for 1,452 yards, 9 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. The lefty also rushed for 2 touchdowns in 2023.
Johnson began his career at LSU, meaning Carolina will be his third college football program. Johnson will have 2 years of eligibility with the Tar Heels.