Georgia Tech Football: Lucas Johnson Goes Home to San Diego

On Sunday former Georgia Tech quarterback Lucas Johnson announced his decision to transfer back home to San Diego State.

Former Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Lucas Johnson has decided the best place for him to finish off his college football career is actually one of his home town programs, the San Diego State Aztecs.

Johnson, a member of the 2016 recruiting class is a native of San Diego. He began his career as a Yellow Jacket, redshirting behind Taquon Marshall in 2017 and was battling to be number two guy again in 2018 before injuring his foot and being lost for the entire season.

He was given an extra year of eligibility during the following summer and played in six games under new coach Geoff Collins this past season. In those games he threw for one touchdown, completed 21 of 37 passes for 187 yards, and also rushed for 43 yards on 22 attempts.

Johnson was year to year seen as a dual-threat QB that could bring another layer to the option attack of Paul Johnson and the pro-style that Geoff Collins brought with him but was either outperformed or unfortunately injured and was never really able to see his full potential at Tech.

Johnson announced his decision to enter the transfer portal in January and today announced that he would return to his home town of San Diego to attend San Diego State.

We wish Lucas nothing but the best going into this new chapter of his career and hope that he excels as the newest member of the San Diego State football team.

San Diego State last season finished 10-3 and second in the west division of the Mountain West conference, concluding their season with a victory in the New Mexico Bowl vs. Central Michigan.The Aztecs long time head coach Rocky Long announced he was stepping down this offseason before taking the defensive coordinator job at New Mexico State. The Aztecs would then hire former SDSU head coach and Michigan head coach Brady Hoke to take over the program.

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As for the Yellow Jackets, the QB room is still quite full of talent. James Graham and Jordan Yates both have experience in Dave Patenaude’s offense and the two new guys Jeff Sims and Tucker Gleason are waiting in the wings for their chance to show what they have.

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