Few players in the state of Colorado have played at a higher level over the past two seasons than Rocky Mountain linebacker Max McDonald. The 6-2 220 pound backer makes plays in every aspect of the defensive game. Lining up in multiple spots McDonald is an impact player against the run, as a blitzer and in coverage. This season McDonald posted monster numbers leading his team to a 9-2 record and the playoffs. McDonald had 138 tackles, six sacks, an interception and two fumbles recovered.
McDonald’s production and impressive athleticism has garnered college attention and the backer holds offers from Northern Colorado, South Dakota, Eastern Washington and now from his hometown college Colorado State. As he has done of late new Ram Head Coach Mike Bobo has made sure to shore up early in state commits and make offers to talented in state prospects.
Although McDonald has yet to make a verbal to Colorado State it could be coming soon. It would be difficult to see McDonald passing on the chance to play in his hometown. Further, McDonald’s teammate Salofi Gaoa, an early commit to Colorado State, has stayed solid with the Rams during the transition as Jim McElwain took the Florida job and Mike Bobo moved from Georgia to become the Rams’ head man. Gaoa will make a strong recruiting tool to get the talented McDonald to stay home.