Player Spotlight: Branden McDonald C/O ’22 Tailback/Wideout/Linebacker/Return Man

Branden McDonald is an exceptional athlete for Feltrim Football Academy based out of Haines City, Florida.

Mcdonald plays all over the field, seeing time on offense at tailback and wideout. On the defensive side of the ball, he sees time at linebacker and he is a return man on the special teams unit.

What doesn’t this guy do?!

Standing at 6’1, 210 pounds, McDonald could easily fit into a role for any of these positions at the next level.

During his time in high school, there were not many that did it better, as McDonald finished his career as the all-time leading rusher at his school, with 4,616 yards rushing!

In the 2020 season, he was MVP of his team, First Team All-League, League MVP, First Team All-State, and Tri-State First Team.

I’m not sure he left any awards for anyone else!

McDonald also broke a couple of records last season, setting the mark for rushing yards in a game, and rushing yards in a playoff game, running for 400 yards and 6 touchdowns!

In the weight-room, McDonald has all the numbers you want to see, as he squats 550 pounds and has a bench press max of 325 pounds! In the forty-yard-dash, McDonald runs a 4.57, and he also has a 36″ vertical.

While Covid played a role in how his season went, McDonald did not let that stop him from doing great things on the field.

“The season was awesome, despite it being shortened a bit,” McDonald said. “I feel like I was still able to achieve a lot, I accomplished some goals, and I also set some records along the way!”

Besides his obvious great season and career, McDonald knows he still has to separate himself from other players in the country.

“I feel like my leadership is a big thing that sets me apart from other players,” McDonald said. I love helping out my teammates and I also am a hard worker on and off the field!”

McDonald has a why for playing the game of football, and that drives him to be the player that he is today.

“I play this game because I truly love it,” McDonald said. “My family and the loss of my older brother are the things that motivate me and drives me the most.”

McDonald has a ton of offers, with them being from different levels. Those offers include Liberty, Army, Navy, Toledo, Akron, Kent State, Eastern Kentucky, Ball State, Miami, Western Illinois, University of Penn and Bowling Green!

McDonald is the third player that we have written on with our new partner, Post Grad Recruits. According to their Twitter profile, “We provide Post Grad student athletes a platform to build a athletic and academic resume, which provides them a opportunity to connect with college coaches!” This is certainly a great resource for players that are in search of this type of platform!

In the classroom, McDonald holds a 2.9 GPA, which is enough to qualify him to play at the next level. It will be interesting to see where this dominant playmaker ends up playing at the collegiate level!



Twitter: @Branden5mc

Published by Zane Rowland

I love sports and I love helping kids reach their goals and dreams!

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