Former Texas A&M tight end Jake Johnson commits to UNC Football program

The UNC football program added another player from the transfer portal as tight end Jake Johnson will follow his brother's footsteps to Chapel Hill.
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After a sophomore season in which he recorded 24 catches for 235 yards and four touchdowns, Jake Johnson felt that a change of scenery away from Texas A&M would be good for his college football future.

After his brother, Max, decided to take his talents to Chapel Hill, Jake felt that joining the UNC football program would be in his best interests as well.

The Johnson brothers will once again team up, this time in Chapel Hill, as they'll look to make a huge impact on the UNC football program's offense moving forward.

Johnson will compete with John Copenhaver and Bryson Nesbit for the starting job in 2024. Johnson provides strong run blocking and the ability to make contested catches with his 6-foot-6, 240-pound frame. Fans will have to keep an eye out to see if he catches passes from his older brother or Conner Harrell next season.

Once Max Johnson committed to North Carolina, the speculation began that Jake would follow his brother. Now, we can put the speculation aside, as the Johnson brothers are officially heading to Chapel Hill.

With Jake Johnson's commitment, the UNC football program has now added three players via the transfer portal. We'll have to wait and see if more follow suit over the next couple of weeks.

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