The process of recruiting in the world of college football is a grueling one and often takes longer than the actual season. Coaches from all over the nation travel across the country in an effort to convince some of the most talented high school football players to attend their university.
Players of all ages are constantly being recruited by these coaches, even if the player has yet to graduate from middle school. The son of NBA star LeBron James is only 12-years-old and has reportedly received scholarship offers from both Kentucky and Duke.
The kid does not even have any hair on his chest yet.
Right now in Athens, Georgia, the son of former NFL quarterback Brad Johnson is already getting calls from schools like Florida State and Miami. Despite only being an eighth-grader, quarterback Max Johnson is already benefiting from his family’s athletic bloodline.
It may also help that he is listed at 6-foot-2 and 187 pounds despite the fact that he is not even a freshman in high school yet.
The University of Miami was the first school to offer Johnson a scholarship back in February of 2016. Miami’s head coach Mark Richt just also happens to conveniently be Johnson’s uncle.
A few months later, the young quarterback revealed on Twitter that he had received a second scholarship offer from Florida State University. The school is very familiar with the Johnson family as Brad spent his time as a college quarterback for their football team from 1988 to 1991.
— Max Johnson (@qbmjohnson2020) June 18, 2016
Max is scheduled to graduate from Oconee County High School in Athens in 2020 and will likely be even larger by then as well. If he continues his progression as a quarterback, Johnson will basically be able to play football for any school in the country he wants.
His father was not much of a star quarterback in college while at Florida State. His success in football did not really begin until he entered the NFL. The elder Johnson spent 15 years in the league with four different teams and was a part of the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2002.
If his son is able to make all the way to the NFL one day, there could be multiple members of the Johnson family to lead a team to a Super Bowl victory.