The Michigan Wolverines have done well recruiting quarterbacks since Jim Harbaugh came back to his alma mater in late 2014. The program has brought in four 4-star quarterbacks since then (not counting Zach Gentry).
Michigan already has one quarterback committed to the 2020 class — current 3-star JD Johnson. The reason I say “current” is because he could receives a ratings bump during his senior season. He sat behind the No. 1 quarterback in the 2019 class — 5-star Spencer Rattler. Despite that, he still received solid playing time, and looked good when he did play.
Harbaugh has never taken more than one quarterback in any class at Michigan, but 2020 could be the year it happens. One prospect that could be that second quarterback is 4-star Parker McQuarrie.
The 6-foot-7, 208-pounder from Weare, New Hampshire told Maize n Brew being the second quarterback in any recruiting class could affect his decision, but he also knows very well he is going to have to compete wherever he goes.
“It could certainly have an impact, but I know that no matter where I go there are going to be guys that I have to have to compete with,” he said.
McQuarrie said he speaks with passing game coordinator Pep Hamilton and defensive coordinator Don Brown the most from U-M’s coaching staff. In fact, what he likes most about Michigan are the coaches he communicates with.
“I love the coaching staff mainly, they have great academics and also a great football program. I could see myself there,” he said. “They seem like people that I can really trust and build a relationship with over the years at the school.”
McQuarrie does not have any specific visits lined up as of now, but he knows of a couple schools he wants to get out to eventually this winter and spring.
“Hmm, I would love to revisit Michigan once again and definitely Wisconsin,” he said. “Those are two that I am sure of and will definitely be exploring more into others as well.”
As for what he is looking for in his future school, McQuarrie is looking for the complete package.
“I am definitely looking for a place where I can just see myself fitting in well with some good academics, and of course with a great football program in which I can see us winning a lot of football games,” he said.
There is no timetable for McQuarrie picking his future school. He said there is “so much to explore into over this offseason” in order to “make the right decision for myself.”
Check out his junior year highlights below.