Four-star tight end commits to Florida State – Tomahawk Nation
Florida State’s 2018 recruiting class continues its quality over quantity pattern as another blue-chip prospect has committed to FSU. Camren McDonald, the four-star 6’4 210lb tight end/wide receiver out of Long Beach (Ca.) Long Beach Poly High School chose FSU over offers from Texas A&M, Nebraska, Ole Miss, California, and many others.
Currently ranked as a tight end, McDonald is ranks 292nd overall, 15th at his position, and 40th within the state of California in 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. It was a very quick recruitment for Florida State as McDonald was offered on December 28th and committed on January 13th, a time frame of 16 days.
The key to McDonald’s verbal is his having a previous relationship with head coach Willie Taggart and new tight ends’ Coach Telly Lockette. Lockette was his primary recruiter during his time at Oregon State. FSU linebackers coach Raymond Woodie was instrumental in McDonald’s recruitment as well.
On film McDonald is more of a flex out tight end than an in-line type which fits with Willie’s Gulf Coast Offense running more of an H-back position and splitting tight ends out wide in certain situations. ’Noles fans might not like the comparison but his game is reminiscent of recent Miami first-round draft pick David Njoku of the Cleveland Browns. Check out his senior highlights here.
FSU’s 2018 Recruiting Class now features 11 signees/commits nine of which are of the blue-chip variety. FSU’s small class now ranks 27th in the country but has a 92.21 average per recruit which is seventh in the country.