St. Ignatius College Prep
2013: Played on the junior varsity … Academic all-UAA.
2012: Played on the junior varsity.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner in baseball and two-year letterwinner in football at St. Ignatius College Prep … Football team captain … Led team to first state playoff appearance … Set single-season receiving records in receptions (61), yards (933) and TDs (11) … All-conference and Co-offensive Player of the Year in the Catholic league … IHSA Honorable-Mention Academic All-State Team … Illinois State Scholar … National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences … Son of Mark and Kathy McCareins … Cousin Justin McCareins played wide receiver in the NFL for eight years with the Tennessee Titans and the New York Jets (2001-08).