McDonald added his 1st official college offer yesterday from the Vanderbilt Commodores and they will surely not be his last.
Standing 6'3 and weighing 195 lbs, McDonald is a big and athletic safety who showed on the field almost two weeks at the Houston Regional that he was not only worthy of college offers but also possibly one of the top defensive prospects from the state of Louisiana.
Vanderbilt became the first school to pull the trigger and McDonald couldn't be happier about the Commodores becoming the first program to believe in him.
"I can't tell you how excited I am about this offer. First it feels great to be thought of for this offer but more importantly, having a school like Vanderbilt offer me first, means a lot to me. I have always dreamed about playing high level college football, so knowing I have that option now, makes me smile from ear to ear," said McDonald.
The Vanderbilt offer wasn't something that McDonald was expecting.
He had heard from a select few of schools over the past week but nothing too much from the Commodores. He did receive some lite contact from the Dores coaching staff but nothing that told him an offer was coming.
McDonald is happy about the Commodores becoming his first offer and he already admits to having Vanderbilt at the top of his list.
"Vanderbilt is a special place from everything I have heard of and know. How could you not feel honored to receive an offer from them. Vanderbilt is a great academic school and they play in the SEC. The main thing about Vanderbilt to me is the fact that they believed in me before anyone else. That honestly means a lot to me, so for right now, Vanderbilt is definitely on the top of my list," McDonald said.
The Bayou state defender is still in the early stages of his recruitment as he talks with other programs. He would like to visit Nashville as soon as he can but is unsure right now as to when that will be.
"I'm really taking things slow at this time because I know it's still early in the process. I feel confident enough to say I don't think Vanderbilt will be my last offer. I am also talking with Colorado St, Illinois, Northwestern, UL Lafayette and UL Monroe. I am not sure when the next offer will come but that's ok because I am cool with being patient."
"I don't know right now when I will but I can tell you I am definitely planning to visit Vanderbilt sometime in the very near future," he said. "I have never been to Nashville, so that will be great. I also want to visit because I am honestly interested. I am excited to learn more about them and continue building my relationship with the coaching staff."