McDonald no longer being recruited by Clemson


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The short-lived, often quarrelsome and sometimes controversial recruitment of Hialeah (FL) Champagnat Catholic’s Isaac McDonald Isaac McDonald
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by the Clemson football coaching staff has apparently come to an end.

The 3-star recruit and one Champagnat assistant coach John Drummond started a social media commotion early in the Wednesday morning hours, blasting the Clemson coaching staff and head coach Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
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in particular in a series of tweets. The tweets revolved around Swinney’s policy that says once a player is committed to Clemson, he doesn’t like for those players to take visits elsewhere.

McDonald caused a stir just a few months – shortly after committing to Clemson – when he took a visit to South Carolina with a teammate and started talking about what a great time he had. At that time Mike Tunsil, his head coach at Champagnat, came out and reaffirmed McDonald’s commitment to Clemson.

Tunsil spoke with TigerNet Wednesday morning, and he said he is disappointed that one of his coaches used social media to broadcast what he saw as an internal issue.


“I don’t recruit by Twitter and my coaches should know that,” Tunsil told TigerNet. “When that assistant coach gets back from his trip, we will have a long talk. That is not the way we do things. I am very disappointed that this happened this way. I don’t know exactly what happened, and I will have to talk with my assistant coach to get the full details.”

Tunsil then said he thinks that the relationship between McDonald and Clemson has a chance of being repaired.

“I had a very cordial conversation with the Clemson coaches and this is nothing I can’t handle in due time,” he said. “From what I understand, this is just a little misunderstanding.”

However, a source close to McDonald and his recruitment have confirmed to TigerNet that Clemson has decided to no longer recruit McDonald because of not only his desire to be recruited by other schools but to take visits elsewhere. It also ends a stormy relationship that seemed doomed from the beginning and might have cost the Tigers a chance at another Champagnat recruit – Charles Williams Charles Williams

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Miami,

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– who currently lists South Carolina as his leader but has Clemson a close second.

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Front Page Story: McDonald no longer being recruited by Clemson
B-Meist®
Here the kid sounds
74TIGER
sorry meant head coach***
74TIGER
??? The head coach is spot on. The asst coach is totally
ctigers90
Re: ??? The head coach is spot on. The asst coach is totally
tigrbybirth
Exactly***
SolidOrange007
Re: ??? The head coach is spot on. The asst coach is totally
SCtigergrad78
the kid is only 17 so being immature shouldn't be a suprise***
tigerking79
Mr. Tunsil sounds like a wise individual....glad to find out
tigrjm76®
Don't let the door hit you on the way out
Drobins
Re: Don't let the door hit you on the way out
FiveForksTiger
Re: Don't let the door hit you on the way out
tigrbybirth
Re: You had better not that girl friend stray. She might
peanut
scu really doesn't have a campus, it's just in the middle...
tigerking79
Sounds like a satellite tv commercial
TigerHawk76®
If you consider Rock Hill a "weekend destination"….
tigerking79
Don't be stupid. Kids probably have a great time at every
Clemson13
Re: Don't let the door hit you on the way out
SolidOrange007
Re: Front Page Story: McDonald no longer being recruited by Clemson
DerekEvans9859®
Re: Front Page Story: McDonald no longer being recruited by Clemson
EazyE
Wrong. It's up to the other school to ask their kid to honor
deleted
Re: Wrong. It's up to the other school to ask their kid to honor
Dugatiger®
We can recruit anyone, afterall we're giving the free rides
TigerLight
Re: We can recruit anyone, afterall we're giving the free rides
Dugatiger®
The tuition is paid for...
TigerLight
Re: Front Page Story: McDonald no longer being recruited by Clemson
tigrbybirth
Re: Front Page Story: McDonald no longer being recruited by Clemson
Dugatiger®
Re: Front Page Story: McDonald no longer being recruited by Clemson
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: Front Page Story: McDonald no longer being recruited by Clemson
Dugatiger®
Re: Front Page Story: McDonald no longer being recruited by Clemson
FiveForksTiger
Well said, I feel the same way.
TigerLight
on film this kid looks like a sure 4 star player
El Tigre 1
I think we've recruited very well...
TigerLight
Re: on film this kid looks like a sure 4 star player
tigrbybirth
Re: on film this kid looks like a sure 4 star player
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: on film this kid looks like a sure 4 star player
tigerinaiken®
The policy is very simple. Don't commit until you mean it
tigertrain
Re: Front Page Story: McDonald no longer being recruited by Clemson
Tigerbalm1®
Sorry your coach Drummond is a Clown...
TigerLight
Just sent an email to
CaseyKasey®
Re: Sorry your coach Drummond is a Clown...
perfecshawn
I agree with Clemson Coaches..don't commit & still visit...
lightbulbbill®
Best news I've heard all day. You have to be more than a
Clemson81to85
Re: Best news I've heard all day. You have to be more than a
tigrbybirth
Re: Best news I've heard all day. You have to be more than a
allorangeallthetime52®
The last two I wished to have no college success came
Clemson81to85
I loved his tape.
estebanrocks
Re: Best news I've heard all day. You have to be more than a
timculley
This coming from the guy that makes fun of our own player,
Clemson81to85
Actually, after reviewing more of your past posts, I sewe
Clemson81to85
my take...the assistant is enjoying his 15 minutes of fame
ragtop
And trips with a teenager.***
clover65®
In other HS news, Sussy broke up with Tommy
CUgrad04
Twitter has grown men acting like…..
tigerking79
Re: Front Page Story: McDonald no longer being recruited by Clemson
owensdj
is it normal for the coach to take the trips..
tgrfan42069
Re: is it normal for the coach to take the trips..
tigerinaiken®
i have always thought the parents went...
tgrfan42069
Re: is it normal for the coach to take the trips..
des40
If you're dating me, don't talk to other boys or I'll dump u
k4cutigers
Not the same.
SteelTiger1

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