J.J. McCarthy

  • Pos QB
  • Height 6-2.5
  • Weight 219

Prospect Info

  • High School IMG Academy
  • City La Grange Park, IL
  • Exp 2021 - 2024

Michigan Wolverines

  • Jersey #9
  • Class JR
  • Age 21

As a Prospect

  • Class 2021
  • Committed 5/11/2019
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H.S. Scouting Report

3 evaluations

Evaluated 11/06/2020

Gabe Brooks 247Sports Scouting Analyst


Second Round

Reminds Us Of

Kyle Allen Pittsburgh Steelers

Possesses requisite height and frame with lean build that provides space to add mass in college. Already flashes plus vertical arm capacity and good velocity in the short-to-intermediate game. Capable of pushing the ball down the field even when forced to remain flat-footed with pressure in his face. Consistently makes on-target throws from the pocket, but also is dangerous breaking the pocket and throwing on the move. Pro-style QB with functional athleticism to hurt defenses as a scrambler, whether via off-schedule throws or tucking it. Fit the ball in some tight windows as a senior and owns requisite arm strength to drive the ball to the perimeter when required. Aware in the pocket and feels pressure. Faced strong competition as a senior. Still has room at the top end of the arm strength meter. Generally accurate but can still be more consistent in that department. One of the nation's top 2021 QB prospects. Potential multi-year impact starter at the high-major level with long-term early-round NFL Draft ceiling.

More Evaluations

  • Evaluated 04/10/2020 Allen Trieu National Recruiting Analyst Read
  • Evaluated 08/24/2018 Allen Trieu National Recruiting Analyst Read

H.S. Athletic Background

Played at La Grange Park (Ill.) Nazareth Academy through his junior season before transferring to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., for his senior year. Led Nazareth Academy to a 13-1 record as a junior in 2019.


  • - Accuracy 9
  • - Intangibles 8
  • - Outside the pocket 8
  • - Pocket Presence 8
  • - Delivery 8
  • - Arm Strength 8
  • - Mobility 7
  • - Size 6
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