Recruiting: Max Johnson to LSU, St. Helena’s Torrence to ULL, UHigh’s Harris switches to Alabama

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Recruiting is heating up and decisions are being made. LSU has picked up a key pledge, ULL continues to stockpile quality talent and Nick Saban snuck into the state to steal another gem.

LSU added a quarterback for the 2020 class with the commitment of 4 star pro style prospect Max Johnson, a blonde haired, blue eyed lefty from Watkinsville, Ga.

The son of Brad Johnson, Super Bowl winning quarterback with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, fielded offers from Auburn, Georgia, Miami, Fla. State, Louisville, Ohio State, Missouri, Va. Tech, Michigan, Michigan State, Texas A&M, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Wisconsin.

The younger Johnson, 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds, is very intelligent with a high football IQ thanks to his famous father. He has great footwork with a tight, compact delivery. He delivers teardrop throws to receiver.

Also the nephew of Miami head coach Mark Richt, Max represents the seventh pledge for the Tigers in the 2020 class. All of them are consensus 4 star rated prospects. Steve Ensminger was the primary recruiter.

Meanwhile, O’Cyrus Torrence from St. Helena Central decided to become a Ragin’ Cajun, making him the 19th commitment for ’19. Thirteen of those are from Louisiana. The big 6-foot-5, 330 pounder considered offers from Georgia, Middle Tennessee, Louisiana Tech, South Alabama and Southern Miss.

Christian Harris from University Lab in Baton Rouge flipped his pledge from Texas A&M, to whom he had committed to in August, to commit to Alabama. He is the Crimson Tide’s 22nd pledge for ’19.

With 4.55 speed in the forty, Harris (6-4, 215) delivers bone jarring collisions and covers lots of ground. He is skilled enough to play receiver or running back in college. Harris has great hands. Assuming he signs, he will follow former U-High star Dylan Moses to Tuscaloosa.

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Rene Nadeau

Rene Nadeau


Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Rene Nadeau has been involved in sports ever since his earliest memories. Rene played basketball, wrestled, ran track, and was an All-District running back in football at John F. Kennedy High School. He went on to be a member of the LSU football program, developing a passion for the game in even…

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