While some have tabbed JJ McCarthy outside the top 5, SI’s John Garcia tabbed the future Wolverine as the No. 2 Elite 11 QB participant only behind five-star Caleb Williams:
Entering the camp, McCarthy was one of the few quarterbacks who could make all of the throws on tape. He proved that in a camp setting every day at Elite 11, looking comfortable throwing to all three levels of the field and never finishing below sixth place out of 20 in Sports Illustrated All-American‘s daily rankings. McCarthy finished fifth in Elite 11’s accuracy gauntlet scores and sixth by our scores in the same drill, displaying great accuracy with 16 on-target throws on 22 attempts. He carried swagger throughout the week and never seemed to lose his step.