Fresno (Calif.) Edison has been one of the most consistent programs over the years developing defensive backs. At one time two years ago, Edison had eight defensive backs who started on the D-I level. This year it is Tevin McDonald's (5-11, 182, 4.6) turn to represent the school as a D-I bound defensive back.
McDonald has tremendous bloodlines, his dad is a former All-American defensive back at USC and All-Pro safety for the San Francisco 49ers Tim McDonald and is brother is USC bound safety T.J. McDonald.
The youngest McDonald is well young for a high school senior who is only 16 years old. He earned first-team all-league, first-team all-metro and first-team all-area as a junior after recording three interceptions and nine pass breakups.
You have to remember that there aren't many teams that try to throw against Edison because of their talented stable of defensive backs.
McDonald also started as a wide receiver from game six on and he had seven touchdown passes out of 22 receptions in his first three games starting at receiver.
The two-way standout has an offer on the table from Washington and the word is Oregon is getting very close to offering. USC is recruiting and UCLA is now in the picture.
"Tevin is different," Tim McDonald, Tevin's dad and coach of Edison said. "He wants to go on his own path so USC in not a lock. He wants to see both Washington and Oregon. He went to both the UCLA and USC spring games and he really likes Coach Rick Neuheisel a lot."
Tevin McDonald is really excited about his recruiting process and his first offer from Washington.
"I was actually shocked to my first offer from Washington," Tevin McDonald said. "It made me feel good that Washington liked my game on tape. They also saw me at USC's Rising Star last year and they liked what they saw."
"I liked USC's scrimmage," McDonald said. "It was fun to watch. I think they are going to be good again and I can't wait to see them compete."
"I was very impressed with Rick Neuheisel and the rest of UCLA's coaching staff," McDonald said. "I think that UCLA is on the right track.
"UCLA's scrimmage was good, too," McDonald said. "I know some of their players like Morrell Presley, Courtney Viney and Aaron Hester."
What is McDonald looking for in a college?
"First thing is academics, of course," McDonald said. "Then a college where I can come in and compete early. I also want to go to school that wants me as much as I want to be there."