After visiting Air Force over the weekend, the Falcons were able to land the versatile McDonald on Monday.
"I loved my visit there and everything just felt right to me," McDonald told us Monday night. "I'm not really like the typical H.S athlete aspiring to get to the League (NFL) after three years of college.
"At the beginning of the recruiting process, my goal was to pick a college that would set me up for the rest of my life. I feel the Air Force Academy was the best choice for me and I'm extremely excited about my decision."
While many schools recruiting McDonald as an athlete, the Falcons recruited him to play quarterback, the position he has always trained at.
"I'm excited to play quarterback but to be honest, that really didn't play a factor in my decision. I was open to playing anywhere but for me, I was looking for a school that met my needs and fit me the best when I looked at the complete package and that was Air Force.
"I had a great comfort level out there and I have no issue with the five year service commitment after college. I'm planning to major in Kinesiology and go in to Physical Therapy but on my visit, a lot of coaches were talking about going in to Management. Being a pilot doesn't sound too bad either and that sparked my interest. I'm just relieved and excited to have the decision out of the way, its definitely a weight off my shoulders."