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Jordan McDonald | Salem High school | DB | 2021

Twitter: @jordensvibe 

Q: Tell us about your high school career and what the recruiting process has been like thus far.

A: My freshman year we won states, my junior year we won district and regional Championship and ended up losing in the semifinals. It has been good, I ended up getting 12 D1 (FBS) offers in 3 months and more d1 schools interested in me right now. I was an all state honorable mention defensive back junior year. We stood out as All Americans at blue and grey American and i was one of the top performers at that combine. I also was the top DB at the Appalachian prep combine and I achieve all of those my junior year. Which is this year.


Q: When did you receive your first offer and what school was it from? How many offers have you received thus far?

A: We received an offer from Duquesne and within an hour we got another from Marshall University. We ended up 10 other offers later on.


Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?

A: Being able to be among elite to get 12 d1 offers.


Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at your school?

A: Learning how to speak up and lead by example.


Q: What have you learned during this unique time in 2020? What did you focus on or accomplish during Quarantine?

A: That hard work pays off. I focused on becoming a better athlete and building my body up to prepare for the next level. Getting d1 offers.


Q: If you could play in college, what would you choose to major in? What are your plans if football doesn’t work out?

A: I choose to major in business, marketing and sports broadcasting.


Q: What would your current teammates say about you and your qualities?

A: They look at me as a leader and a high performer on the football


Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career so far?

A: One of my most memorable plays were when we went against Pulaski county are rival and we were on defense within the 5 yard line and the Pulaski quarterback threw started to scramble and at the last second he threw the call up and there were 3 receivers and it was only me and on our linebackers and I jumped at and got the interception.


Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?

A: Flexibility and I manage it by having a trainer and working with him 3 times a week and start doing yoga class.


Q: If you could compare yourself to a collegiate or pro athlete, who would that be and why?

A:  The Edmund brothers because of my athleticism and speed and my size and my versatility on the defense.



Q: What is your biggest strength and why should college coaches & scouts consider you?

A: My size, speed, athleticism and versatility because I can play multiple positions on the defense.


Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?

A: Yes I do a lot of community work, I feed the homeless, I pack bags of food for less fortunate kids and also do football camps for little kids with our high school team and also do the food pantry in our high school.


Q: How are you preparing for the 2020 High School National Scouting Combine and what are your goals for the combine?

A: By continuing working out, getting stronger, faster so I can compete with the elite and to be the top performer at the combine 


Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?

A: To start and play in the NFL


Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football? Do you play other sports?

A: I enjoy working out and playing video games 


Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?

A: My parents 


Q: What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?

 A: I am an identical twin