JOHNNY MCCRARY QB 6'3 200 Rivals★★★★ESPN★★★★247★★★Scout★★★
Ranked among Top 250 Players in Nation - Rivals.com No. 10 Dual-Threat Quarterback in Nation - Rivals.com
Selected Vanderbilt overGeorgia, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Ohio State, Florida State, Georgia Tech and North Carolina among others
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HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain at Cedar Grove... Concluded career as leading passer in DeKalb County history, posting staggering career pass stats: 567 of 831 (68.2%) for 9,025 yards and 78 TDs... Guided Saints to three straight AAA state playoff berths... As senior at Atlanta metro school, was 203 of 270 (75.2%) for 2,927 yards, 25 TDs and just nine INTs, earning First Team All-State and Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Super 11" recognition... Also surpassed 300 passing yards in five games as senior... Participated in postseason U.S. Army All-American Bowl... Achieved rarity by earning AAA All-State QB recognition for three straight years.
PERSONAL Johnathon Malcom McCrary... Son of Gregory McCrary Sr... Born Sept. 6, 1994... Has one brother, Gregory Jr., and one sister, Leah... Dad is a teacher and enjoyed seven-year career as tight end in NFL... Involved in youth activities at hometown church and community service programs at school.
CEDAR GROVE HEAD COACH RAY BONNER "I almost don't know where to start about Johnny. He is simply unbelievable, a really dynamic football player. He started for three years as our quarterback and I should have started him as a ninth grader.
"Johnny could beat you passing or running. He could take over a game, and would do things that absolutely bordered on being freakish. He made everybody around him better.
"More than that, Johnny is a good person and a great teammate. His leadership is going to be missed here."