We’ve seen a lot of activity on the 2019 quarterback scene surrounding Tennessee, now we have some action on the 2020 front. The Vols offered four-star 2020 quarterback Max Johnson on Saturday.
Thankful to receive an offer from Coach Pruitt! #GoVols pic.twitter.com/uABI1N5FCO— Max Johnson (@qbmjohnson2020) June 24, 2018
It was actually the second offer to come in from Tennessee. Butch Jones offered Johnson in May of 2017. Pruitt has now reaffirmed that offer.
Johnson is the son of former NFL quarterback Brad Johnson, who played in the NFL for 15 years. Johnson is out of Watkinsville, Georgia, playing at Oconee County. He is currently rated as a four-star prospect — the third ranked pro-style passer in America, according to 247 Sports. Johnson checks in at 6-3, 214 pounds entering his junior year of high school.
Miami is the current favorite to land Johnson, thanks to some family ties.
Miami is interesting because Miami head coach Mark Richt is Johnson’s uncle-in-law (he’s married to his dad’s sister). Partly because of that relationship — not to count out the fact that the elder Johnson was born in Marietta, Ga. before moving to North Carolina where he played high school football — Johnson has played his high school career just minutes from the University of Georgia campus, which also makes the Bulldogs a team to watch. (via SEC Country)
Florida State, Auburn, LSU, Ohio State and Michigan also have offers out to Johnson.
Tennessee is also expected to be a factor for Harrison Bailey, who is currently the second ranked pro-style passer in the country. Landing either of those guys would go a long way in returning the Vols to national relevance.