Why he’ll help: The crown jewel of the class, McCarthy is UCLA’s most coveted recruit on the defensive line since Brian Price. Could play a pivotal role even as a freshman in UCLA’s new hybrid defense.
What they’re saying: “The crown jewel of the class – UCLA doesn’t get elite defensive tackles – and they have an immediate need of someone who can come in and start. A Brian Price. A better Brian Price. You saw the impact Price made, McCarthy has that ability. More.” – Brandon Huffman, Scout.com