The LSU Tigers just landed another big piece to their already stacked ‘22 class. On top of already having five-stars Walker Howard and Will Campbell the Tigers just landed the No. 1 tight end in the class too. Jake Johnson announced earlier Thursday afternoon that he will be committing to LSU via social media.
Jake Johnson is a 6’5, 225-pound tight end from Bogart, Georgia. He plays for Oconee County High School, and is the younger brother of current LSU quarterback Max Johnson. Last season the Warriors were 12-1 and lost in the GHSA 3A State Title game against Pierce County High School. Johnson was also middle school teammates with Brock Vandagriff, the No. 2 pro style quarterback in the Class of 2021 who is currently at Georgia. Vandagriff tried his best but catching passes from his brother once again was higher on his list.
Offensive coordinator Jake Peetz was one of the bigger reasons why Johnson felt comfortable committing with the school. He said that Peetz made a big impact on him and his plans for the tight end position within the offense. Last season LSU had one of the biggest mismatches in college football with Arik Gilbert, but his future is now in question with the Tigers.
Currently the Tigers have the No. 3 ranked recruiting class in 2022. As mentioned earlier they have the No. 2 pro style quarterback, Walker Howard, and the No. 4 offensive tackle, Will Campbell. LSU also has two four-star cornerbacks in Laterrance Welch and JaDarian Rhym committed to their ‘22 recruiting class. After finishing in the top three recruiting classes in 2021 it is safe to say the Tigers are ready to bounce back from a down year.