• Redshirted the season after transferring from South Florida
2021 Pro Football Network All-Conference Honorable Mention
2021 AT USF: Earned the starting quarterback job in Game 3 and went on to start nine games and play in 11 of 12 in his true freshman season...led USF passing for 1,888 yards on 145 of 262 attempts, completing 55.3 percent of his passes for a 116.8 rating...three five touchdown passes and seven interceptions...led USF with 32 explosive plays (29 passing, 3 rushing)...fourth on the team running for 238 yards on 123 carries (2nd on the team) with four touchdowns and a 27-yard long...won his first career start passing for 163 yards and a touchdown and running for 51 yards in a 38-17 victory over FAMU (9/18), throwing his first touchdown pass on a nine-yard strike to Xavier Weaver and leading the Bulls to 404 yards of offense...passed for a season-high 289 yards on 22-of-46 with two touchdowns (33 yards to Mitchell Brinkman and 14 yards to Chris Carter) and ran for an 11-yard touchdown and 46 yards vs. Houston (1/6)...passed for 116 yards and ran for 16 in his first collegiate appearance at NC State (9/2)...passed for 223 yards and ran for 25 at SMU (10/2)...passed for 245 yards and a season-long 80-yard touchdown to Jimmy Horn Jr. and ran for 13 yards and a touchdown vs. No. 2 Cincinnati (11/12)...passed for 222 yards and ran for a five-yard touchdown at UCF (11/26).
SEMINOLE HS: Committed to the Bulls in April 2020… rated as a three-star recruit by 247Sports, Rivals and Scout… No. 21 on the Rivals.com 2021 dual-threat quarterback list… ranked No. 30 on the ESPN 300 2021 top dual-threat quarterbacks list… ranked No. 39 on 247Sports’ top dual-threat quarterbacks list for 2021… also received offers from Boston College, Kentucky, Louisville, UCF, West Virginia, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, Colorado State, Florida Atlantic, Georgia State, Marshall, Middle Tennessee State, Toledo, UAB, UT Martin and Western Kentucky....coached by Eric Lodge… threw for more than 6,351 yards and 68 touchdowns completing 64 percent of his passes and ran for 940 yards and 17 touchdowns as a four-year varsity starter (every game)… helped lead his undefeated team (12-0) to the Class 8A state championship, logging the program’s second championship since 2008… capped his four-year career as a starter with a 40-5 record...Seminole became the first undefeated state championship football team in Orlando area history...ranked No. 1 in both the Sentinel Super 16 area rankings and MaxPreps Class 8A computer rankings, Seminole downed Kissimmee Osceola (9-2) in the 8A state final, 38-10, with McClain completing 9 of 15 passes for 163 yards and a TD and running 11 times for 27 yards and one score...ran for 100 yards or more in each of his previous three playoff games…accounted for three touchdowns in come-from-behind victory over Apopka in the state semifinals, leading a pair of fourth quarter scores including a 58-yard go-ahead TD run with 3:47 to play…he ran 17 times for 136 yards and two touchdowns while passing for 126 yards and a TD in the game…rushed for 50- and 34-yard touchdowns and threw two TD passes in Seminole’s 42-28 win over St. Johns Bartram Trail in the Class 8A, Region 1 final… as a senior in 2020, totaled 1,529 passing yards and 16 touchdowns along with 577 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns… as a junior, led his team to an undefeated regular season and a third-round appearance in the state playoffs… completed 64 percent of his passes for 2,314 yards and 25 touchdowns in 11 games as a junior in addition to rushing for 175 yards and five touchdowns… as a sophomore, threw for 985 yards and 13 touchdowns through six games… as a freshman, threw for 1,523 yards and 14 touchdowns with just one interception in 150 attempts.
PERSONAL: The son of Timmy McClain, a criminal defense attorney in the Orlando area, and Marcheal McClain....his younger brother, Andrew, is a quarterback at Seminole HS and replaced Timmy late in the 2020 Class 8A state title game after Timmy was shaken up by injury...goes by the nickname “Q” referencing his middle name, Jahqueal...a quarterback connoisseur, his favorite is Bart Starr, a Hall of Famer for the Green Bay Packers from 1956-71... took the Apopka Raptors to three youth-football national championships.