2022 LSU TE commitment Jake Johnson looking forward to role within Tigers offense

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Quarterback Max Johnson has quickly become a big name at LSU after he finished out the season 2-0 as a starter with impressive wins against Florida and Ole Miss.

But soon, he won’t be the only member of the team from that family.

His brother, 2022 tight end commitment Jake Johnson, says he’s already looking forward to building chemistry with quarterbacks like his brother Max Johnson and current quarterback commit Walker Howard.

“He’s a really great thrower, can put the ball wherever he wants but I’m sure we’re looking forward to building that chemistry in college and ready to compete with each other,” Jake Johnson said in an interview with Glen West of Sports Illustrated.

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It will be exciting to see what the pair can accomplish once both are together on the field — especially with LSU returning to its national championship roots on offense by hiring away Jake Peetz and DJ Mangas from the Carolina Panthers.

Both Peetz and Mangas spent time under former LSU passing game coordinator Joe Brady, who was such an essential part of the Tigers’ success on an undefeated 2019 season capped off with a national championship victory over Clemson.

In addition to working with his brother, Jake Johnson is looking forward to growing as a player under LSU’s coaching staff.

“It was fun going to the camp and being coached by coach Peetz,” Johnson said. “I’m on the phone once or twice a week with them but being coached by them in person has been great. Coach Peetz and coach Mangas are really great coaches and the passing game all around is really looking good.

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“I believe they can move me around wherever they want so they really know what they’re doing. They really said that whether it’s the slot or out wide or in tight, they feel comfortable putting me wherever I can have the most success, wherever there’s a mismatch.”

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