There is no doubt that Anthony McDonald (6-2, 220, 4.6) from Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame is one of the best linebacker prospects on the West Coast. The talented McDonald already has three offers on the table and is creating interest from some of the best programs across the country.
McDonald has offers on the table from Notre Dame, Oregon and Ole Miss. The likes of Penn State, Ohio State and USC have already called the school garnering information about him.
According to Notre Dame head coach Kevin Rooney one of his offers has really caught his eye.
"Anthony is fired up about the Notre Dame offer," Rooney said. "He's very interested in Notre Dame because he's a very good student. He likes the combination of academics and athletics that Notre Dame provides."
McDonald plays for one of the best coached programs in Southern California and a program that has had a very good track record sending players to the D-I level.
As a matter of fact, McDonald is getting the most early attention at the schools since Justin Fargas (USC and Oakland Raiders) and Travis Johnson (Florida State and Houston Texans) donned a Knight uniform.
McDonald earned all-CIF and all-league honors after racking up 101 tackles, 30 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery as a junior.
As sophomore, he had four interceptions from his linebacker spot and when his senior season rolls around McDonald will be a rare three-year starter for Notre Dame.
In the weight room, McDonald has impressive numbers. He currently benches 320, squats 495, and power cleans 290.
McDonald is your prototypical linebacker prospect who has all the tangibles and intangibles needed to be successful at the position.
"Anthony is very quick, strong, aggressive and instinctive," Rooney said. "He also reads blocking really well and that helps him get to the football."
McDonald has outstanding bloodlines as his dad is former USC Trojan and Los Angeles Ram Mike McDonald.