October 2, 2010; Chestnut Hill, MA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Anthony McDonald (54) lines up for a play against the Boston College Eagles during the fourth quarter at the Alumni Stadium. Notre Dame defeated Boston College 31-13. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

Anthony McDonald transfers to Kansas Jayhawks

6’2″, 230 pound middle linebacker Anthony McDonald is another notable Notre Dame player to transfer to the Kansas Jayhawks, and he will join former Irish coach Charlie Weis and ND quarterback Dayne Crist on Kansas.

There was much speculation as to whether or not Anthony McDonald would go through with it and officially join the Jayahwks, but all those questions were quelled yesterday. He will also join former Notre Dame player Mike Ragone and former Nebraska DL Josh Williams on Kansas, as more and more fifth-year transfers are going to KU. In fact, Coach Weis said as much on signing day.

“I’m going to be open to that every year and I’m going to tell you why,” Charlie Weis said. “For every one of these fifth-years I bring in, they’re also going out. So they don’t cost me a potential recruit because you have a guy who has some experience coming to play without affecting your numbers in recruiting at all.”

Anthony McDonald will officially be a part of the team in June, and he was actually Crist’s teammate in high school and was rated by Rivals as the 11th best ILB in the nation during his recruitment.

He finished with ten tackles in 2009, three in 2010, and 11 last season. He isn’t a star by any means, but Anthony McDonald gives this team a linebacker who can fight for a starting spot.

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