UTEP Football Lands 3-Star QB Jake McNamara in 2022 Signing Class
There's a new name that is set to join the UTEP quarterback room and he comes highly touted out of high school.
Jake McNamara, brother of Michigan standout quarterback Cade McNamara and Western Kentucky receiver Kyle McNamara, announced his commitment to UTEP on Monday. He is a 3-star recruit from the class of 2022 out of Franklin, TN.
He helped guide Page High School to a state runner-up finish in 2021, where he threw for 3,581 yards, 44 touchdowns and just eight interceptions. He is known as a prolific passer and he is also a talented runner when needed.
The 5-foot-11, 185-pound quarterback earned offers from the likes of Colorado State, Eastern Kentucky and Utah State before committing to the Miners. He decommitted from CSU after the Rams fired former head coach Steve Addazio.
Now the Miners will have a potential heir apparent for Gavin Hardison, who is going to be a redshirt junior next fall. The Miners still have quarterbacks Calvin Brownholtz, Kevin Hurley and Zach Rodriguez on their roster for 2022. Freshman Jakolby Longino, who was a 3-star recruit from Missouri City, announced he would be transferring to Lamar.
National Signing Day is set for Feb. 2 across college football, which is when UTEP will likely make the signing official on their end. Per the UTEP Directory, McNamara hasn't enrolled in school yet. If he is not an early graduate—as some prospects elect to graduate early to join spring ball—McNamara will join the Miners in the summer.
Check out McNamara's highlights here: