UNC Football Expected to Earn Third Transfer Commitment

The UNC Football program is expected to be in line to earn its third commitment out of the transfer portal from another SEC program and to join the offense.
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Mack Brown and the UNC Football program have already made two additions to the 2024 roster through the transfer portal and are looking to add a third in the near future. Each of the first two transfers, Max Johnson and Austin Blaske, both come from the Southeastern Conference (Texas A&M and Georgia, respectively) and are expected to replace talent that is departing Chapel Hill on the offensive side of the ball.

The next commit is also expected to be from the SEC and on offense. Jake Johnson, brother of Max Johnson, is expected to join the UNC Football program relatively soon with a commitment. Jake will be a rising sophomore on the field after redshirting his freshman season in 2022 and appearing in nine games during 2023.

Jake caught 24 passes this season for 235 yards and four total touchdowns for Texas A&M. He is a former four-star recruit, according to 247Sports. The six-foot-five tight end will likely start next season for the Tar Heels, as Kamari Morales previously entered the transfer portal and committed to Boston College.

It is unknown if the UNC Football program will lose more depth at the tight end position to the NFL Draft or transfer portal, but we have seen the Tar Heels utilize multiple tight ends consistently under former offensive coordinator Phil Longo and current offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey. Assuming Jake commits and joins his brother in Chapel Hill, we could see a lot of brother-to-brother touchdowns in Carolina Blue next season.

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