Quarterback Cade McNamara turned in a Third Team All-Big Ten performance for the Michigan Wolverines in his first full season as a starter, but he’s not the only McNamara brother with high level football skills.
Jake McNamara, who led Franklin, Tennessee’s Page Patriots to the Class 5A Tennessee championship game as a senior last season, is a three-star prospect in the Class of 2022 according to 247Sports.com.
The 5-foot-11, 185 signal caller signed a scholarship deal with Conference USA’s Texas-El Paso Miners for the 2022-2023 season on National Signing Day.
Miners Head Coach Dana Dimel believes his new signee has a high ceiling with his program, according to a report from MainStreetPreps.com.
“When you watch him throw and see those things he does, you can really see he’s going to be a special player for us,” Dimel told reporters earlier this month.
He also called him a student of the game.
“(We’re) glad he’s here and already learning the system, and he’s a quick learner.
“He’s a huge student of the game. He has a very strong arm. He’s going to be very versatile. He’s got very quick feet, so we can move him around and do some things with him.”
McNamara threw for 3,581 yards along with 44 touchdowns and eight interceptions during his senior season.
Video posted to his Twitter account and on YouTube shows a similar throwing motion to his famous brother in many respects.
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WR and Fellow McNamara Brother Also Headed to the Lone Star State
A second McNamara brother, Kyle, will also join Jake McNamara at UTEP.
He redshirted last year with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, but his new quarterback is excited to play with him.
Kyle and Jake played on the same team in high school, Nashville’s Lipscomb Academy, but didn’t connect on any pass plays.
“It’s awesome, because for most of (Kyle’s) high school career he had Cade throwing to him, and now that torch has kind of been passed to me,” Jake said.
Jake McNamara said his recruiting process was stressful.
He originally committed to Colorado State before joining the Miners.
“There was a lot of stress about, ‘Where am I going to end up?’” McNamara said.
“But at the end of the day you have to trust the Lord’s plan for you; he has a plan for every one one of us and I trust in that a lot. I knew I’d end up somewhere. I put together a pretty good season, and my level of confidence, I believed I could play anywhere. It was just a matter of time.”