Blake McDonald is one of the top offensive line prospects out West and has the versatility to play tackle or guard in college.
He's currently rated the No. 8 OT in the West region and is among the most physical linemen in the area. He's strong at the point of attack, a road grader as a run blocker and plays through the whistle. He's a strong kid, moves well and plays with a mean streak.
At about 6-4, 290 pounds, McDonald has a guard frame and that could be where he projects best at. He's a tough kid
On the recruiting front, McDonald will visit UCLA this weekend in what will be his second time in Westwood.
"I was there in February but I really wanted to come back and visit for a Spring practice," McDonald said. "I'll have a chance to meet with Coach Fraley (OL Coach) for the first time this weekend and also meet with Coach Mora. I was able to tour the campus on my last visit and check out the facilities so this visit will be more about meeting the coaches and watching the team.
"UCLA is definitely a big option for me right now so I'm looking forward to getting out there. I have some other visits I want to take later in the summer and I haven't really thought about a commitment timeframe yet. I'm just going to play things out and when I feel ready and know where I want to go, I'll go ahead and pull the trigger."
McDonald has already visited Cal but said he hasn't had a chance to meet the new staff yet. He's eyeing a few other Pac-12 visits as well.
"I want to get out to Arizona State, Colorado and Utah over the summer," McDonald said. "All three of those schools have offered so I would like to visit them and see what they're about. I don't have anything set or planned with anyone right now though.
"The main things I'm looking for in a school are the academics, strength in my major, which will be Communications and the culture of the program. I want to fit in and be comfortable so the culture of the team will be important for me."
To see McDonald in action from this past season, check out his junior highlights below: