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4-star DL Kayden McDonald announces top 10 schools

Peter Warren06/16/22
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Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett On3 consensus four-star defensive lineman Kayden McDonald has named his top 10 schools.

They are Arkansas, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Michigan State,, NC State, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Texas A&M.

McDonald is the No. 267 overall recruit in the 2023 cycle, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He is also the 36th-ranked defensive lineman and 26th-ranked player in the state of Georgia.

He currently has an On3 NIL Valuation of $10.7k. The On3 NIL Valuation is an index that looks to set the standard market value for both high school and college-level athletes. The NIL valuation does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals an athlete has completed to date. It rather signifies an athlete’s value at a certain moment in time.

The On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine has Georgia and Clemson as the two favorites to land McDonald.

RPM was released to the public in December. The On3 engineering group teamed up with Spiny.ai to create the industry’s first algorithm and machine learning-based product to predict where athletes will attend college. 

It factors in machine learning, social sentiment, visits and historical trends. However, expert predictions are still a big piece of the RPM equation.