RUNNING BACK SPOTLIGHT – Jake McCarthy – Scranton
Class of: 2015
Years with Varsity: 2-years
Other Sports: Baseball and Basketball
Starting experience: 1-year
2012 Stats: McCarthy rushed for 1,745 yards on 226 carries and 25 touchdowns. In two seasons he had over 3,000 all-purpose yards and 34 touchdowns.
2012 Highlights: He rushed for 277 yards on 18 carries and five touchdowns against Wyoming Valley West
Honors: He was an All-Region selection at RB and he helped Scranton to the Lackawanna Football Conference Division I title.
Coaches Q&A with Mike Marichak:
What are his strengths?
“He is a really good athlete. He’s a three-sport star. His speed is tremendous, but his vision is what sets him apart from other backs. He just sees things other backs don’t. He is a great kid and works hard. He can catch the ball out of the backfield.”
Are you going to move him around this year?
“When we go three sets, he will be the third receiver for us this year. We may play him at the slot position too. He has good hands out of the backfield. We need to try and get him the ball more and it can’t just be running the ball. Most teams are going to put eight guys in the box. So we have to be creative and move him around to get him the ball.”
Schools of Interest: “Committed to Virginia for baseball. But there are a lot of schools still looking at him for football.”
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