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Athlete Focus: Brandon McDonald
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Brandon McDonald, Richmond Hill High School junior. (Photo provided).

Brandon McDonald is a rising senior defensive back and wideout for the Richmond Hill High School Wildcats football team. 

The talented two-way player stands at 5’10 180 pounds and currently holds five Division 1 collegiate offers from West Point, Mercer, Wofford, Charleston Southern and nearby Georgia Southern. 

“It feels great to be recruited,” McDonald said. “All of my hard-work and dedication has allowed me to be in this position. I am still trying even harder because this will be my last year of high school.” 

McDonald had an impressive junior campaign, catching 18 passes for 217 yards and 3 touchdowns on offense, while adding 39 tackles, 7 pass deflections, 2 interceptions and a tackle for loss on defense. But he knows he has room to grow in the offseason. 

“I hope to finish what we have started here, McDonald said. “I want to keep building bonds with the coaches and the teammates as well.

“I feel ready to compete and I am excited to finish my career with the friends and teammates that I started playing football with.”

With the team being together for so long, McDonald feels that the bond that they have will propel them to the next level in 2024. 

“This team means a lot to me,” McDonald said. “We basically grew up together and I feel that could take us deep into the playoffs. 

“There are so many guys, but Caleb, Derrick, Josh, Kirk, Darius, Lee, Gabe, Andrew, Aiden, Tadd, Brody, Billy, and Colton, we have all played together for so many years and they all bring it every practice and game. I look forward to this year.”

With it being his last year for Richmond Hill, McDonald has a vision of it being the best year of his career so far. 

“I want to have fun, and compete every day in practice, as well as play hard in games,” McDonald said. “I see my best year being this year, on both sides of the ball.”

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