McDade was a standout at one of the top prep programs in the state of Washington, Seattle's O'Dea High School, before signing with Northern Arizona in 2014.
"I enrolled there right after I graduated from O'Dea, but I wasn't happy there," McDade told JCFootball.com. "I left there in the spring and came up here to City (College of San Fancisco) because it's the best JUCO program in the country and I knew I would be playing against the top competition every day and every game and that would help me get ready to play at a bigger program."
So far, McDade, who totaled 13 tackles, 2.5 sacks and 4.5 tackles-for-loss while working into the Rams' defensive line rotation, has yet to see recruiting really hit its stride, but it's still early.
"I have offers from Florida A&M and Idaho State," McDade noted. "Eastern Michigan wants me to take an official visit this month, but we haven't set up a date for that yet and I have been in contact with Texas State and Southern Miss."
With his size and low center-of-gravity, McDade is tough to move off the line of scrimmage.
"I use my hands well and I support the run pretty good," McDade said. "I played both defensive tackle and nose tackle for us."
McDade is ready to leave right now and he will have three years to play two starting this fall.
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