McLaughlin (36 rec., 621 yards, nine touchdowns) combined with teammate Rafael Araujo-Lopes (74 rec., 1,229 yards, 17 touchdowns) to form one of the top JUCO wideout tandems in the country and both return this fall.
For his part, McLaughlin is more of an intermediate, jump-ball threat, but he feels he can do it all on the field.
"I would say I am a deep threat possession reciever," McLaughlin told JCFootball.com recently. "I get a lot of fade routes and medium routes so I would say posession reciever, but with the ability to get deep when I need to."
This offseason, McLaughlin has been doing speed work as well as agility and route running drill that will help him improve on his trade craft.
As a prep, McLaughlin had a solid career at Rockdale County High School in Conyers, Georgia, but a low GPA forced him to go the JUCO route.
"To be honest, Ive never heard of Reedley until one of the coaches called me while I was at baseball practice my senior year," McLaughlin recalled. "I just felt it was a good place for me to go and because I thought that I would have a good chance of playing in the PAC 12."
So far, recruiting hasn't really kicked off, but with his size, speed and explosive jumping ability, he should be a player that four-year programs start to pick up on during the spring and summer.
McLaughlin will finish up his academic work in the spring of 2016 and he will have three years to play two following the 2015 football season.