Virginia Football Recruiting Q&A: Four-Star Commit Josh McCarron

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Virginia football was the pick for 4-star outside linebacker prospect Josh McCarron, who announced his pledge to the Hoos in an Instagram post on Tuesday (April 21). Co-Defensive Coordinator/Outside Linebackers Coach Kelly Poppinga – or K-Popp, as McCarron calls him – and Inside Linebackers Coach Shane Hunter spearheaded an impressive recruiting effort by the Cavaliers, who sold the Archbishop Murphy (Everett, WA) junior enough to commit without having seen his future school in person.

McCarron tweeted this picture moments after announcing his pledge to UVA. ~ Photo courtesy of Josh McCarron

The 6’4”, 215-pound McCarron has not yet toured the Grounds, but he did see and enjoy the state of Virginia’s scenic landscape, ironically on a visit to UVA arch-rival Virginia Tech.

“Me going to Virginia Tech actually has helped in this decision,” McCarron said. “My dad and I had troubles on the way to visit Virginia Tech. Our second flight from Dulles to Roanoke was cancelled, so we had to drive four-and-a-half hours and it was just beautiful. The scenery was beautiful. Virginia was a place I could see myself living for the next four or five years.”

McCarron considered scholarship offers from Boise State, California, Northwestern, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Washington State, among many others, before choosing the Hoos. The Rivals and 247Sports Composite 4-star prospect – UVA’s first 4-star in the class of 2021 – discussed his recruitment, his decision, his development, and much more in our latest “Q&A” feature.

Q&A With Josh McCarron

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