Hokies Recruiting: LB Mikey McDonald Commits to Virginia Tech


Nov 1, 2014; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies defensive coordinator Bud Foster reacts in the fourth quarter at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

National Signing Day 2015 is less than one week away and every program across the country is looking to finish their recruiting of scholarship players for the Class of 2015 in a very strong way.

However, programs are also starting to focus on pursuing walk-on candidates from the Class of 2015. The Hokies have had plenty of success bringing in walk-on players with Jack Tyler, Willie Byrn, Sam Rogers and Joey Slye being four examples of the walk-on success stories Virginia Tech has had recently.

Now, the Hokies have picked up their first significant walk-on commit.

McDonald has the potential to end up at linebacker or defensive end for the Hokies, and has the size that allows for that versatility at 6’1” and 225 pounds. McDonald may be a walk-on, but his production as a senior definitely makes him an intriguing walk-on.

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These are very impressive numbers especially since there are plenty of quality high school football programs in the Richmond metro area. McDonald’s production has to be something that caught the eyes of the Hokies’ coaches while his size is also not an undersized linebacker for someone coming out of high school.

McDonald becomes the latest player to go to Virginia Tech out of Benedictine School joining DT Nigel Williams, LB Raymon Minor, and WR Charley Meyer. McDonald seems likely to be a guy that will be redshirted as a freshman though some of these way-off-the-radar guys can make a big impact sooner-than expected.

Mikey McDonald is definitely a walk-on that might just end up making a big impact in Blacksburg sometime in the future.

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