Four-Star McCargo Commits to UNC

Jay-Jay McCargo gave North Carolina its highest ranked verbal commitment to date for the 2016 class on Saturday.

McCargo, a 6-foot-4, 270-pound offensive lineman from Arlington (Va.) O’Connell, selected UNC over a scholarship offer list that included Alabama, Auburn, Boston College, California, Clemson, Duke, Illinois, Indiana, Miami, UNC, NC State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest.

“He’s a hard worker, who plays with great intensity,” Bishop O’Connell head coach Colin Disch said. “He’s a very athletic offensive lineman. Definitely, his best skill set is his pass blocking. [He has] great hands [and] a great feel of leverage…

“But I think more than anything else what separates him is his character. He’s very happy. He has a great smile. He’s really a joy to be around. He’s very coachable. And he’ll have a little bit of a mean streak on the football field, but off the football field you’ll never notice that.”

After a lengthy travel schedule that included trips up and down the East Coast – including stops at Alabama, Boston College, Clemson, Penn State, and Tennessee – McCargo not only made it clear that UNC was his leader, but that he would very likely verbally commit to the Tar Heels during his fifth visit to the school this weekend.

As forecasted, McCargo committed in the middle of his UNC stay.

McCargo is UNC’s fifth verbal commitment – first four-star pledge – for the 2016 class. He’s also the top ranked offensive guard in’s East Region and 220th prospect in the nation.

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