CLEMSON, SC - SEPTEMBER 17: Fans of the Clemson Tigers cheer on their team against the Auburn Tigers at Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2011 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Clemson added a commitment from a top athlete Wednesday morning.
Isaac McDonald, an intriguing recruit out of Miami (Fla.) Champagnat Catholic, has committed to the Clemson Tigers according to the 247sports network. McDonald, who was at one time considered a heavy lean to West Virginia, is still a bit of an unknown.
What is known is that he is 6'6", roughly 205 pounds, and very athletic. There's been a bit of discussion lately as to McDonald's ultimate college position, but Clemson's plan, at least initially, is for him to play linebacker. That's a move that likely would not have happened when Clemson was playing more man defense, but with the recent switch to a more zone-heavy scheme under new defensive coordinator Brent Venables, an athlete like McDonald might be able to stick at linebacker.
If linebacker doesn't work out, McDonald could always more to defensive end or tight end. He seems like a kid that will have some time to figure out his eventual position.
McDonald also claims offers from West Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Notre Dame, USF and Louisville. So while he doesn't have an offer from the "Big Three", he does hold a nice collection of offers from schools that typically do a good job evaluating defensive recruits.
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