Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017; Spring 2017)
McQuitty was poised to play as a true freshman before an injury in fall camp forced him to sit out the season as a redshirt.
Before Nebraska (Battle HS)
McQuitty starred at Battle High School for Coach Justin Conyers the past four seasons, the first four years of the school’s existence. McQuitty finished his career at Battle with 147 receptions, 2,649 receiving yards and 31 touchdowns. He holds all but two of nine school receiving records.
McQuitty had a strong senior year despite battling an injury. McQuitty earned first-team All-State honors from the Missouri Coaches Association and second-team All-Missouri honors from USA Today. He caught 39 passes for 854 yards and 12 touchdowns, including seven catches for 247 yards and four touchdowns against Vianney. His play helped Battle High post a 14-1 record and reach the semifinals of the Class 5 playoffs.
In his junior season in 2015, McQuitty had 58 receptions for 1,077 yards, an average of nearly 19 yards per reception. He reached the end zone 12 times, including a 99-yard touchdown reception. McQuitty earned first-team all-state honors and helped the Spartans to an 11-3 record and a state playoff appearance in 2015. McQuitty was part of a Class 5 state championship team at Battle in 2014. He was a regular at receiver as a sophomore, catching 12 passes for 136 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
McQuitty was ranked as the No. 1 player in Missouri by ESPN and the second-ranked player in the state in the 247 composite rankings. He was listed among the top 50 receivers in the country by every recruiting service and was listed as the nation’s No. 300 overall prospect in the 247 composite rankings. McQuitty only visited Nebraska, but had multiple offers, including Michigan, Missouri, Iowa and Iowa State.
Jaevon was born on July 16, 1999, and is the son of James McQuitty and Sonya Johnson. He has not declared a major but did earn two spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. He volunteered his time with Be the Match.