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