St. Paul’s School (Weare, NH) signal caller Parker McQuarrie picked up a Wisconsin offer back on November 28. He is the third quarterback that the Badgers have offered in the 2020 class, joining Max Johnson out of Georgia (who has since committed to LSU) and Tyler Van Dyke from Connecticut. Wisconsin joins Boston College, Michigan, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rhode Island and Rutgers in pursuit of the 4-star prospect and the 9th-ranked pro-style quarterback in the country.
This is one of my favorite offers covered in this post, as McQuarrie is probably the most talented player listed that the Badgers look to have a solid shot of landing.
First, you can’t help but be enticed by that 6’7 frame. McQuarrie would certainly have no issues seeing over Wisconsin’s perennially massive offensive line, as well as opposing defenses. In addition, he’s got a solid arm with some great placement on deep balls, a skill that Wisconsin has lacked under center throughout the Alex Hornibrook era. While he does not appear to be very mobile at this stage and his footwork could use some improvement, these are shortcomings that can be cleaned up as he continues to get comfortable with that big frame.
McQuarrie will have his pick of several elite college programs by the end of his recruitment, but Wisconsin is certainly a player, at least right now. The Badgers are one of four programs, along with Boston College, Michigan, and Purdue, currently trending to land him according to his 247Sports profile. The Eagles could be particularly dangerous, as McQuarrie’s brother, Drew, is a freshman defensive end on the team.
If Wisconsin could land either McQuarrie or Van Dyke just one class after bringing in prized 2019 commit Graham Mertz, you have got to feel very confident in the future at quarterback in Madison.