UCLA Football Recruiting: Bruins land 4-star QB Parker McQuarrie

The UCLA football team picked up their second commitment for the 2020 recruiting class and it is a big one as 4-star Parker McQuarrie (St. Paul’s/Concord, NH) has committed to the Bruins.

Boom! The UCLA football team just picked up a huge commitment from 2020 4-star pro-style quarterback Parker McQuarrie who gave his pledge to the Bruins on Wednesday.

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The 6’7, 208-pound signal caller from New Hampshire, who is the #10 pro-style QB in the nation, is the second quarterback to commit to the Bruins this past week. A few days ago, unrated QB Blake Kirshner out of Santa Clarita, CA committed to the Bruins for the 2019 class, though he will be coming in as a walk-on. If anything, Kirshner’s presence adds much-needed depth while UCLA waits for McQuarrie to get to Westwood the following season.

McQuarrie is also the second player to commit to the 2020 class after 3-star DE/OLB Jay Max Jacobsen gave his pledge a few weeks ago. With these two early commitments, UCLA is now ranked 5th in the Pac-12 and 45th in the nation.

So what does McQuarrie bring to the Bruns and Chip Kelly’s system?

His size is the first thing you notice about him. With his height, he can easily see over the line. This also helps with his vision as he can quickly cycle through his receiving progressions. He is also a quarterback that can scramble out of the pocket and if he is pursued, his length makes him hard to bring down.

McQuarrie has good arm strength, which shouldonly improve uner Kelly. He is able to place the ball in small windows but can also sling it downfield if need be.

Though he can evade defenders and scramble out of harm’s way, his strength comes from working in between the tackles. When McQuarrie can set his feet and follow through with his throwing motion, he can do some damage.


Welcome to Westwood, Parker!