Anthony McDonald: The son of former USC and NFL linebacker, Mike McDonald, Is another high priority recruit for the 2008 season. At 6'3" and 220 pounds, with good speed and strength, he is a perfect fit into the outside backer position of Corwins new 34 personnel Defense. Add a couple or 25 pounds, now we got ourselves a true MLB.
Wathcing film of Anthony's play shows he has great lateral quickness and can scrape and shuffle into holes like a seasoned veteran. Blocking him is a problem teams face as he finds the ball quickly and gets to the hole "Right Now". Against larger opponents, he uses his hands very well to clear the blocks and sight the ball. He is not afraid to commit to a lane because he has the skills to make corrections and he will Lay the Hat on an opponent with vengeance. His closing speed to the ball is phenomenal for a high school athlete.
He is a big ND lean and I feel he will commit at or around the spring game in April. (Actual 4/11/2007).
Charlie is learning the college game and has recruited at his own leisure. He will always recruit offensively first, but this seasons recruits will lean towards the defensive side of the ball. It all began today with the committment of Sean Cwynar from the Chicago area.
Defense is a priority and it all starts with the front seven. Especially in the 3-4 defense. The Rules State sacks and pressure are a must.