Written by Mark Bergin, a senior producer for WRAL’s multiplatform team.
Chapel Hill, N.C.
North Carolina’s football team may have discovered its successor to Drake Maye.
Max Johnson, previously a quarterback for Texas A&M and LSU, revealed his decision to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in a tweet on Wednesday afternoon.
Johnson expressed enthusiasm about being a Tar Heel, saying “Let’s Go!”
It is unlikely that Maye will come back to Chapel Hill in 2024. He is anticipated to be chosen early in the 2024 NFL Draft.
Johnson, who is a graduate transfer, will have the ability to play for the Tar Heels immediately.
In 2024, Johnson and Conner Harrell will vie for the starting quarterback spot on the Tar Heels.
Following the dismissal of head coach Jimbo Fisher, Johnson made the decision to join the transfer portal. Texas A&M has chosen to hire former Duke head coach Mike Elko as Fisher’s replacement.
In the year 2023, Johnson was replaced as the starting quarterback for the Aggies by sophomore Connor Weigman during fall camp. Unfortunately, Weigman’s season came to an end on September 23rd due to a lower-body injury sustained against Auburn.
Johnson was on the roster for Texas A&M from 2022 to 2023 and was also a member of LSU’s team from 2020 to 2021.
In the year 2023, Johnson successfully completed 118 out of 190 pass attempts, resulting in a total of 1,452 passing yards. He also made nine touchdown passes and threw five interceptions.
Johnson is a 6’6″ left-handed quarterback weighing 230 pounds.
Johnson has successfully completed 474 out of 784 attempts, resulting in 5,853 yards and 47 touchdowns throughout his career. He has also thrown 12 interceptions.