Player Info

Do whatever it takes to make the team better. I will always respect my opponent, but fear none. Phillipians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

- JJ McCarthy
  • Size: 8.8
  • Accuracy: 9.08
  • Arm Strength: 9.14
  • Release: 9.14
  • Throw On Run: 9.16
  • Footwork: 9.20
  • Poise: 9.16
  • Pocket Presence: 9.12
  • Decision Making: 9.08
  • Touch: 9.10
  • Final Rating: 90.06

SIZE:
JJ has good size for a 2021 Dual Threat QB at 6'1" 178 lbs. He’s difficult to contain within the pocket. A pure Dual Threat QB who’s very lethal while on the run. High release point, adding height to his throws.
ACCURACY:
For a Dual Threat, JJ’s very accurate while on the run. His throws are right on the mark, with good location and timing. He works within the flow of the game.
ARM STRENGTH:
A very deceptive passer, able to let it rip while on the run. He can extend the field with his vertical throws or thread the needle within the secondary.
RELEASE:
Throws with a high release point, an over the top delivery with a three quarter compact extension. The comes off quickly, restricting the defense’s reaction time.
THROW ON RUN:
This is where JJ separates himself from the pack. He’s can crush a defense with his ability to keep a play alive while on the run. He can hurt you with either his legs or his arm, very hard to defend.
FOOTWORK:
He’s a legit Dual Threat, with quickness, elusiveness and vision. A nice compliment to his passing game. A playmaker who can take over a game.
POISE:
JJ’s a winner on the field, a true competitor who gives his all. He’s aware of defensive pressure and is not fazed by the noise around him.
POCKET PRESENCE:
Very good agility in and around the pocket, able to get away from traffic while seeking out a safe zone for himself.
DECISION MAKING:
He does a nice job working through his options while surveying the field. Able to make smart decisions while on the run.
TOUCH:
JJ does nice work adjusting the velocity of his throw depending on the passing situation. His deep passes include solid trajectory with just enough air underneath.

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Camp Date Camp Name Camp Location
  • U.S. Army-All American Combine Invite 2018, 2019 Nike “The Opening” Regional Invite – Nashville Rivals 3 Stripe Camp Invite 2018 All State Selection 2018 Hotbed.com Freshman All-American Game 2018 IHSA All State Academic Selection 2018 2017 Future “4” QB, Miami, FL Chicago Sun-Times All Area Selection 2018 Josh Helmholdt Rivals.com “Young Gun” Award 2018 Chicago Bears “All Star” of the Week – Statewide 2018 ABC Chicago Player of the Week 2018 Suburban Life Athlete of the Week Chicago Tribune Athlete of the Month (Oct 18’) ESCC All-Conference Selection 2018

Mailing Address
311 Castle Circle, LaGrange Park, IL , 60526

Phone Number
708-287-0605

Coach Contact Info

Name: Tim Racki

Phone: 630-269-4356

Email: tracki@nazarethacademy.com