McDonald makes it No. 3

Clemson picked up commitment No. 3 on Wednesday morning when Isaac McDonald pulled the trigger and committed to the Tigers.

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"It was about 9 o'clock this morning," he told CUTigers on Wednesday morning. "I was like, ‘Coach, I want to be a Clemson Tiger. I think -- I don't think, I know it's the right school for me.' They have the major I want to major in and it's the school I want to be at right now."

The 6-foot-5, 200-pound outside linebacker from Champagnat Catholic School of Hialeah committed after visiting for Saturday's Junior Day. That trip played "a big part" in his decision.

"They showed us a really good time. They showed us that they're willing to do things for student-athletes that make them want to come to their school," McDonald said.

First-year defensive coordinator Brent Venables spent a lot of time with McDonald while he was in town.

"He was talking about how he was a coach at Oklahoma for 12 years, but when he switched schools, they made them feel like he was at home," McDonald said.

The Tigers are recruiting him as an outside linebacker/strong safety.

McDonald committed to Clemson over offers from Louisville, North Carolina, Purdue, South Carolina, South Florida and West Virginia.

"This like my second home, my home away from home," McDonald said.

As a junior, McDonald had 75 tackles, five sacks, two interceptions. On the other side of the ball, he had and 331 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns. Top Stories