Written By: Nick Holmes (@HoosierHolmes)
Coach Wilson and his staff have had success recruiting around the nation's capital, adding Virginia's Mike Majette, Maryland's Tyler Green and Devonte Williams during the last recruiting cycle. The Hoosiers are hopeful they can keep this recent run on D.C. area recruits going after offering Bishop O'Connell Offensive Lineman Jay Jay McCargo. Among some of the notable alumni of O'Connell includes former Indiana Quarterback Gibran Hamdan. The Knights play in the very competitive Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) along with DeMatha Catholic, where Green played his prep ball.
The 6-foot-4, 270 McCargo had an outstanding junior season for the Knights, earning 1st team honors in the WCAC, was All-Met Honorable Mention, and was named 1st team All-Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division I. McCargo, who played left tackle for the Knights, shows off good speed, agility and balance in his Hudl Hightlight tape. His run blocking skills are also on display in his highlight film, blowing his opponent off the line and driving them down the field 10-plus yards. He also is able to get to the second level of the defense, landing blocks on opposing linebackers, opening up lanes for the Knight's running backs.
Do not expect a decision from the talented athlete anytime soon, as he has yet to name his favorites, which likely will not happen until this summer based up an article from January written by the Washington Post's Brandon Parker. In the same article he also expressed his appreciation for all the attention he was receiving and that he was receptive to all of the schools that had offered him.
According to 247sports, McCargo is the No. 42 offensive tackle in his class and is the 14th best player in the state of Virginia. In addition to Indiana, the three-star prospect holds offers from Clemson, Duke, UNC, Tennessee, Auburn, Boston College, Illinois, N.C. State, Old Dominion, Penn State, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Temple, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wake Forest.