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Heel Tough Blog: Tar Heels Add Texas A&M TE Transfer

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For the third time in this transfer cycle, the Tar Heels have gone into the transfer portal to grab an SEC transfer.

Former Texas A&M tight end Jake Johnson announced via social media earlier this morning that he will be joining his brother in Chapel Hill for his final three years of eligibility. Johnson took an official visit to campus late last week that solidified the decision that he was going to follow his brother, who announced his commitment to Carolina back on November 29th.

Johnson spent the first two years of his college career at Texas A&M, playing in 16 games and starting four of those. The former top 100 prospect out of high school according to 247Sports Composite rankings registered 449 snaps this season and caught 24 passes for 235 yards and four touchdowns. He didn’t grade out that well as a run blocker this year, receiving a 53.0 from Pro Football Focus, but his impact on the game as a receiver is simply too much to overlook.

His addition to the tight end room means that the Tar Heels will once again have one of the best tight end trios in the country next year. This will also give the team someone that Max Johnson has familiarity with right out of the gate in case he is able to win the starting job.


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