Receiver Jaevon McQuitty joins the Nebraska program as one of the most prolific wideouts in the Midwest region. The 5-11, 190-pound McQuitty joined the Huskers in January and is one of five 2017 signees to enroll at mid-year.
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 311 touchdowns. He holds all but two of nine school receiving records.
McQuitty had a strong senior season despite battling an injury near season’s end. 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 reached the semifinals of the Class 5 playoffs while posting a 14-1 record.
In his junior season in 2015, McQuitty posted huge numbers with 58 receptions for 1,077 yards, an average of nearly 19 yards per reception. McQuitty also 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.
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 is ranked as the No. 1 player in Missouri by ESPN, and the second-ranked player in the state in the 247 composite rankings. He is 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. He was born on July 16, 1999, and is the son of James McQuitty and Sonya Johnson.