Orlando athlete likes Louisville

Orlando Cypress Creek High School's Robert McDonald is a talented athlete that is capable of playing a number of positions. McDonald told ITV that he lists the Cardinals among his current favorites.

Orlando Cypress Creek High School's Robert McDonald (5'10, 170) can and has played multiple positions. He will be the school's starting quarterback this fall and has also seen time at receiver and defensive back.

As a junior, McDonald threw for over 764-yards and rushed for an additional 464-yards. He was named All-District for efforts last fall and is expected to gain additional accolades following his senior campaign.

Cypress Creek utilizes an option offense, which allows McDonald to take advantage of his 4.6-40 speed. He does realize though that is height will most likely cause him to change positions on the collegiate level.

"I'd like to play quarterback, but I know at being 5'10 that I'll probably play either cornerback or safety in college," said McDonald.

He's also the starting point guard for Cypress Creek's basketball team and has received interest for his abilities on the hardwood as well.

"Miami, South Florida and Central Florida have expressed interest in me playing basketball," explained McDonald. "I like both sports the same, but I'm more interested in playing football in college."

This spring he has camped at Miami, Auburn and at Central Florida's team camp. His performance at those camps helped develop an interest from a number of high Division I programs. Clemson, Auburn, Miami, Iowa and North Carolina are among the programs expressing a desire to see more from McDonald.

McDonald is a great student and is currently carrying a GPA of 4.3 and has scored 1100 on his SAT.

"Academics are important," replied McDonald when asked about what he'll look for in a school. "I want to make sure they have the educational programs that I like. I really like cartoon animation, so I am going to research more into that too. The area of the school has a lot to do with it as well."

"My top five right now are Miami, Georgia, Louisville, North Carolina and Michigan State," continued McDonald.

When asked what he likes about Louisville, he informed me that he has been impressed with the accomplishments of both the Cardinals football and basketball programs.

Max Emfinger of MaxEmfingerRecruiting.com has seen McDonald play and was impressed to list the talented athlete among his top 26 receivers.

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