Texas A&M quarterback Max Johnson announced today that he is transferring to UNC to finish out his college career. This announcement is just days after the college football regular season ended, and he is the first transfer for the Tar Heels so far.
Max Johnson will attend UNC as a graduate student, and it will be the third college he has played for. He started his career with LSU, which means he was a part of the disappointing final two years of the Ed Orgeron era. As far as his personal stats go, he completed 313 of his 523 passes for 3,884 yards, 35 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. He had the best season of his college career his final year at LSU, finishing with 2,815 yards, 27 touchdowns, and six interceptions.
After transferring to Texas A&M, Johnson played in four games before suffering a season-ending hand injury. This season, Johnson finished his 2023 campaign throwing for 1,452 yards, nine touchdowns, five interceptions, and also had two touchdowns on the ground. It's also worth noting that Johnson’s season was cut short yet again after another hand injury transpired.
According to Inside Carolina, Johnson isn’t a stranger to UNC’s campus. He attended UNC training camps three years in a row, and his dad actually played high school football in Black Mountain, NC. His father, Brad Johnson, was a NFL quarterback that helped lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a Super Bowl title.
Now that Johnson has committed to the Tar Heels, there will likely be a quarterback battle between him and Conner Harrell assuming the latter decides to stay on campus. No comments have come from Mack Brown about the transfer yet, but I’m sure we will hear his thoughts about his newest player once he is able to talk about it. In the meantime, what do you think of the newest Tar Heel? Let us know in the comments below.