“At first he said, do I want good news or bad news first?” McQuitty recalled. “I said, bad news. Then he said that it was cold this morning in Columbia. Then he said the good news is that we want to offer you a full-ride scholarship. My heart started racing real fast. I was like, thank you. He said they need playmakers and they think I could be one of them to help contribute. I was really excited.”
McQuitty, a 6-foot-2, 195-pounder, had to wait a little while to hear that news and get that offer from the hometown program, even though he was already receiving offers from other schools.
He said Monday night that left him with some doubts.
“In a way it was kind of frustrating because I wondered, am I not good enough? Is it this or that?” McQuitty said. “I just stayed patient and I just kept praying on it and it came today. So I’m excited.”
Next he’ll visit the hometown school with his family this Saturday for Missouri’s Junior Day event. Then he’ll have to spend time taking a closer look at all of the schools recruiting him.
“Now I have to start doing my homework on the schools and their receiver coaches and then the academics and locations and stuff like that,” McQuitty said.
The junior wide receiver, who is ranked No. 237 on Scout’s Top 300, did admit that one school is a little bit ahead of the rest right now.
“Everybody is kind of even but Nebraska is just kind of slightly ahead of everybody,” McQuitty said. “I’m just taking my time just figuring everything out.”