Florida State’s 2018 National Signing Day continues to our heads, as another blue-chip prospect has signed with 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 slotted as 290th overall, 15th at his position, and 39th 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 commitment is his having a previous relationship with head coach Willie Taggart, as well as the work of FSU linebackers coach Raymond Woodie, who was instrumental in McDonald’s recruitment, too.
On film, McDonald is more of a flex-out tight end than an in-line type, which fits with Taggart’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.