2026 OL Bear McWhorter: Cass High School (TN)
Cass High School in Georgia has a rising star on their hands with offensive lineman Bear McWhorter. Standing at an imposing 6'4" and weighing in at 295 pounds, McWhorter is a force to be reckoned with on the football field. In a recent interview, he shared his thoughts and aspirations, providing a glimpse into his journey and future plans.
McWhorter's passion for football was sparked at an early age, thanks to his father's influence. "I started playing football when I was 4 years old," he said. "My pops played through college and always really loved the game. Seeing how much it meant to him, I fell in love with it too." With a strong family connection to the sport, it's no wonder that McWhorter's dedication shines through in his performance.
As for his recruiting process, the talented lineman has been receiving significant attention from college football programs. "Recruiting is going very well - been very blessed," McWhorter stated. "I never dreamed I would have 20 offers before I started my sophomore year. At this point, I’m trying to narrow down my list very soon. Lot to like about all the schools that have offered. I respect and thank all of them."
Throughout his football journey, McWhorter has had the guidance and mentorship of several influential figures. His father has been coaching him since the tender age of 4, and now serves as the offensive coordinator at Cass High School. In addition, McWhorter trains with highly regarded coaches Luke and Josh at Velocity in Georgia. The combination of his father's emphasis on discipline and Coach Luke's focus on consistency has greatly contributed to McWhorter's development as a player.
Looking ahead to college, McWhorter has certain criteria in mind for the football program he'll choose. "The school itself - academics, fanbase, and gameday experience are all huge," he explained. However, beyond the tangible factors, he places great importance on developing a strong connection with the coach. "Coach me hard but at the end of the day they’re coaching me hard because they care," he emphasized.
While McWhorter has not committed to a college yet, his decision-making process aligns with his priorities. A coach who genuinely cares, academic opportunities, and an electric gameday atmosphere will all play a significant role in his choice.
Beyond his football career, McWhorter has already set his sights on a future as a coach. "I want to play as long as I can, but growing up in this game, I know I want to coach once my playing days are over," he revealed. With the aspiration to make a positive impact on young athletes' lives, McWhorter aims to help them not only become better players but also better individuals.
Bear McWhorter's journey is still unfolding, but one thing is certain – his determination, passion, and commitment to the sport of football are propelling him toward a bright future. As he continues to showcase his skills and make a lasting impression, the football world eagerly awaits the next chapter in this talented athlete's story.