Junior offensive lineman Jack McDonald of Dorchester (Mass.) Boston College High has started the New Year off in style, but attending two recent junior days. He has another one lined up for this upcoming weekend and will also look to hit the road during the spring.
"Recruiting is going real good right now," said McDonald. "This past weekend I was at Maryland for a junior day and the weekend before that I was at BC. I have also been talking to Temple a lot lately and have recently started talking to Penn State and Purdue."
McDonald's visit to Boston College has resulted in an increase of interest from the Eagles.
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"I have been talking to Sean Devine from BC a lot since the junior day and I will be going over for a few of the spring practices and the game," said McDonald. "I have been talking to him on the phone a few times and a lot through email, and I'm still receiving letters."
McDonald also enjoyed his first visit to Maryland.
"The coaching staff was great and I really like the offensive line coach," said McDonald. "The facilities were very nice and I'm very interested in Maryland. After the junior day we got to go to the Maryland/UNC basketball game, which was really cool."
The busy schedule will continue for McDonald in the coming months.
"I am going to UMass this Saturday and I have planned to go to a spring practice or game at Wisconsin in mid-April," said McDonald. "I also plan on visiting Temple within the next few weeks or so."
Aside from the visits, McDonald will stay busy in other ways this off-season.
"I have been in the weight room since the season has ended four times a week and I have also been doing a lot of speed and foot quickness drills," said McDonald, who is 6-foot-5 and 275-pounds. "I hope to put on some weight for next season and I also hope to get faster and improve my footwork."