One of the top junior-college quarterbacks available is Santa Ana (CA) College signal-caller Andrew McDonald. In his last game, McDonald completed 18-of-26 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns. For the season, he has completed 132-of-210 passes for 1,503 yards, 17 touchdown passes and just four interceptions. He's also rushed for an additional three rushing touchdowns.
It hasn't just been his redshirt sophomore season of 2011, either. McDonald threw for 2,300 yards with 29 touchdowns and 10 interceptions last year. Originally out of Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach, California, McDonald went to Arizona as a preferred walk-on in 2009. After a year in Tucson, he took the JUCO route getting some valuable playing experience in one of the nation's most competitive hotbeds. The result has been some Division I interest.
"Kent State, they said I'm they're number-one recruit right now," McDonald said. "New Mexico State; I'm scheduled to visit there in December. Hawaii has been by. They're deciding right now if they want to take a junior-college guy right now. Utah State is real interested too."
Pittsburgh was another school in the mix, but McDonald doesn't feel the Panthers are going to come through with an offer.
"Pitt came in during the spring, but they kind of fell off," McDonald said. "They're a big-time school, so (an offer) would be awesome. But, those are the schools recruiting me for now."
An offer from Hawaii might put the Warriors in the lead.
"They told me it'll come down to the wire on their deadline," McDonald added. "Hopefully they offer me. It would be nice to get an offer from them, but you never know with this recruiting."
McDonald's Santa Ana team takes on Riverside this Saturday.