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Ex-Vandy QB McCrary Enrolls at Mercer

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Mercer University head football coach Bobby Lamb announced the addition of former Vanderbilt quarterback Johnny McCrary to the Bears' 2016 recruiting class on Monday.

MACON, Ga. - Mercer University head football coach Bobby Lamb announced the addition of former Vanderbilt quarterback Johnny McCrary to the Bears' 2016 recruiting class on Monday, as he becomes the 15th signee for a group that will officially begin play next fall.

"We are excited to officially welcome Johnny to the Mercer football family," said Lamb. "He is an outstanding young man both on and off the field and brings a wealth of experience and talent to our program."

McCrary, who redshirted in 2013, will have two years of eligibility remaining and will enroll at Mercer this summer, as he is scheduled to graduate from Vanderbilt in May.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound quarterback is coming off a sophomore season that saw him rank 10th in the Southeastern Conference in total offense (171.9 yards per game), while finishing with a career-high 1,533 yards on 146-of-267 passing and 227 rushing yards. He also set the program's single-game record for passing accuracy, after completing 28-of-33 (84.5 percent) for 368 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Austin Peay.

McCrary finished his two seasons with the Commodores with 2,518 yards and 15 touchdowns through the air to go along with 263 yards and a pair of scores on the ground.

A former U.S. Army All-American at Georgia's Cedar Grove High School, McCrary closed his career as the leading passer in DeKalb County history with 9,025 yards and 78 touchdowns. He was a three-time AAA All-State selection, after leading Cedar Grove to three straight playoff berths. McCrary was named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution "Super 11" after throwing for 2,927 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior in 2012.

Courtesy of Mercer Sports Information