STOCKBRIDGE — One of the most solid quarterbacks in Henry County is still without a college home as the second month of 2020 looms.
Stockbridge senior Jevon McDonald isn’t a name you’d expect to see still uncommitted to college. Chalk it up to a late ACT test that takes place in February leaving him on the board longer than he should be.
Looking through his Twitter, you’ll find him showing love to everyone who commits to college, even former rivals. He says that he’s happy for everyone that’s committing because of it being a main goal for everyone that takes a high school football field.
But the stress of recruitment still weighs on him.
“That weighs on me but I don’t need to stress about it,” McDonald said. “Because it might not be a good outcome if I do. But, I have business to handle and it will be done.”
When it comes to being a player, regrets can sometimes appear. But McDonald doesn’t have any from his playing days. Rather, he’s just a little regretful that he didn’t get onto a college campus early and learn the playbook and speed up a process of playing for a college.
It’s well known that athletes face a lot of pressure to make their college decision. McDonald took time to talk about the pressure.
“The pressure is a lot,” McDonald said. “This decision sets you up for life and it’s a risk like none other. So that’s why you have to be very smart with the move you make because this determines your life basically.”
Keeping his mind off of not being committed is a bit tough for him so you can expect him to find a sport to occupy his time. Like, if it weren’t for football, the quarterback may have been in a different sport entirely.
“Basketball for sure,” McDonald said casually without hesitation. “I’ve been playing before I played football and it comes easy to me.”
In a perfect world, McDonald believes he would have won a state title and been at a big D-I school preparing for the season to start. Time will tell for McDonald where he’ll wind up, but it’s expected that he’ll go somewhere soon — especially in a career where he racked up 2,864 yards and 18 touchdown passed while rushing for another 1,911 yards and 24 touchdowns.