Does anybody have a good nickname for the University of Miami recruiting class of 2022?
We thought not, as Hurricanes coach Mark Richt has made his first scholarship offer for that class, and to someone he knows intimately — his nephew Jake Johnson, a baby-faced, all-around eighth-grade athlete who stands 6-4 1/2 and weighs 190 according to his Twitter account.
Johnson, who attends Prince Avenue Christian School in Bogart, Georgia, also has a famous father: former Florida State and NFL quarterback Brad Johnson, who is married to Mark Richt’s sister, the former Nikki Richt, who played volleyball for the Seminoles.
Jake’s older brother Max, a class of 2020 quarterback prospect who is 6-4 and 191 pounds, was offered a scholarship by Richt when he was in eighth grade. Max is rated four stars by the recruiting site 247sports.
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“I’m very thankful for the offer from Miami and Coach Richt!” Johnson posted on Twitter late Tuesday night. Among the hashtags that followed: #The“U”
Jake Johnson is shown on a Twitter-pinned “hudl’’ video playing receiver and quarterback in the wildcat formation.
And wouldn’t you know it, the Hurricanes aren’t the only team that has offered Jake.
On Wednesday morning, the younger Johnson posted this on Twitter: “Very thankful to receive an offer from Coach Canada and University of Maryland!”