Seven days subsequent to declaring Brian Kelly as its new coach, LSU is ready to lose beginning quarterback Max Johnson alongside his brother, Jake, a prized tight end recruit.
Max Johnson declared Tuesday that he intends to enter the transfer portal.
A sophomore and the son of former NFL quarterback Brad Johnson, he arose as the team’s starter toward the end of last year and showed up in each game this season.
He threw 27 touchdowns and six interceptions this season as LSU went 6-6 (3-5 SEC). He additionally ran for one score.
Jake Johnson, the No. 1-ranked tight end in the Class of 2022, reported he was opening up his recruitment.
He initially dedicated to LSU in April when Ed Orgeron was as yet the team’s coach.
Orgeron and LSU concurred in October – – under two years after he led the program to a national championship – – that he would move to one side after the season.
Kelly, who signed a 10-year deal worth $95 million plus incentives, was presented as the program’s 34th head coach last week.
Soon after Orgeron consented to step down, former LSU quarterback Myles Brennan additionally entered the portal.
With Brennan and Johnson gone, LSU has just a single grant QB staying: previous four-star prospect Garrett Nussmeier, a true freshman who has showed up in four games this season.
If Nussmeier somehow managed to play in the Texas Bowl, he would lose the ability to redshirt this season, costing him a time of qualification.