After a hectic quarterback carousel last season for Jeff Scott, he’ll now have one of the top QB talents in the state in his arsenal with Timmy McClain making it official. He’ll be making his the transition to Tampa soon by enrolling early.
Three-star (0.8430) per 247 and Rivals
Other notable offers: Boston College, Kentucky, Louisville, UCF
One of the most electric players in the state of Florida, McClain is leading his Seminole team to a state championship appearance before officially making his way to Tampa. After an impressive 11-1 Junior year under the helm, McClain compiled 2,300 passing yards and 25 touchdowns with a 64% completion percentage and only threw four interceptions. He also added 175 rushing yards and five touchdowns on the ground to before his Seminole team was upset by Apopka in the state playoffs.
This year, he took it to a new level, and with Seminole blowing out most of his opponents, he also got plenty of rest. McClain has thrown for 1,400 yards and 15 touchdowns with a 62% completion percentage and only two interceptions. His Seminole team is playing for the state championship this upcoming Saturday against Osceola.
Where Timmy has exploded on the scene is his clutch factor and his agility as a quarterback. This season, he has added 440 rushing yards an eight touchdowns to his resume, including many long winded runs to gas opposing defenses. His biggest day so far was against Bartram Trail in the semifinals where he passed for 179 yards and two touchdowns and added 203 yards and two touchdowns on the ground, including this dagger to close out the game.
His Hudl film is absolutely electric, being able to showcase a laser of an arm able to pinpoint any route on the route-tree. He also has great pocket presence, picking up on blitzes on his blindside to get out of the pocket when he needs to. But the trait that sets him apart is that he keeps his eyes downfield despite pressure in his face, or the appeal to tuck and run.
There are a lot of similarities to another star dual threat QB that suited up for the Green and Gold in the past, and that should have Bulls fans excited at the prospect of seeing Timmy under the lights at Ray Jay. Having him early enroll will only serve to benefit the southpaw QB, as he works to get acclimated to his wide receivers and hit the weight room and conditioning track.