USC has been considered the favorite for Long Beach (Calif.) Polytechnic hybrid tight end/wide receiver Camren McDonald, but there are still plenty of twists and turns to come in the recruiting process.
After the Trojans offered another local hybrid tight end earlier in the day Saturday, McDonald announced his top eight schools Saturday night. The Trojans are included but there is some stiff competition with four SEC schools and four Pac-12 schools.
"There goes my top 8 ! !," McDonald wrote on Twitter.
The 6-foot-4, 210-pounder is ranked as the No. 1 tight end in California and No. 2 in the West. If he ends up at one of the schools on his list, McDonald will be in the south or the west. He narrowed his choices to four teams in the South -- Ole Miss, Tennessee, Georgia and Texas A&M -- and four Western schools: Cal, Arizona and Washington join the local Trojans.
While McDonald is rated as a tight end by Scout, he also has the ability to split out and run routes like a wide receiver, making him a dangerous weapon and a potential mismatch for defenses, especially in the red zone.
Here's Camren McDonald's junior year highlights from Long Beach Poly HS:
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