Huskies offer Edison athlete

He plays a vital role on one of the top programs in northern California but Edison (Fresno) WR/DB Tevin McDonald isn't a player with a big ego. He's humble, but he has the confidence necessary to be one of the top athletes in northern California and after watching his highlight film the Washington Huskies became the first school to extend an offer.

"It was cool," McDonald told about getting his first offer. "My dad (Tim McDonald) sent me a text saying I needed to call coach (Steve) Sarkisian and when I called I got to talk to him and coach (Jeff) Mills.

"Both of them said they were watching my highlight tape and they liked it so much they wanted to offer me."

With Washington being the first school to offer, McDonald said they now hold a special place in his heart.

"Being the first means a lot because they were the ones who had faith in me and my abilities first," McDonald said. "I mean, I'm not ready to make a decision and I'm going to take my time and all that, but them being the first to offer me means a lot and I won't forget that."

Edison DT Wesley Flowers also hauled in an offer from the Dawgs and both plan to be in Seattle to take in a week's worth of spring practices.

"I've never been to Seattle so it will be great to get up there and check it all out," McDonald said. "I'll get to see the new coaches in action and the team as well and I'll get to look at the program and see how I would fit in."

In addition to Washington, McDonald said he's heard from USC and that they havne't begun to evaluate his area.

"My dad and my brother (T.J. McDonald) both are Trojans so getting an offer from them would be huge," McDonald said. "I'm real excited about them possibly looking at me and offering me too, but I'm just going to be patient and see what happens."

As a junior, the Tigers used McDonald in a myriad of ways including as a slot receiver where he posted 32 receptions for 650 yards and nine touchdowns and he notched 82 tackles, six passes defensed, two interceptions and three forced fumbles from his safety position.

"Coach Mills said I could play on either side of the ball, but they like me at safety or corner," McDonald said. "I'll player wherever a school needs me to play because I love to play the game, but I like defense a lot."

McDonald said at the Army All-American Combine in San Antonio he posted an electronic 4.6 and that this summer he will be working to get that down as low as he can.

We'll have more from McDonald in the near future as information changes with his recruitment.

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