February 7, 2013
Meet the Recruit: Jack McDonald
Jack McDonald is a 6-foot-5, 275 pound guard from Boston, Mass. One of the trio of our Massachusetts targets going into this recruiting cycle, McDonald was the only one to come out for the good guys. McDonald projects as a guard at UVA, but will also get some reps at center during practice. A very smart kid, I think center may be where he ends up long term, though with his height, maybe not. Jack is one of a very strong recruiting class for the UVA o-line and should develop into a starter before his time at UVA is up. His mobility and nose for blocking is what projects him to guard, which should be good when pulling for runs for our dynamic backfield.
UVA Projection: Jack will redshirt next season. With the core of the interior line returning there will be no reason to burn his redshirt season. After a year in the conditioning program Jack should be able to challenge for one of the vacated interior line spots in the fall of 2014.