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Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Landon All-Met guard Joe McDonald will wait until spring to choose his college

All-Met guard Joe McDonald of Landon will not be signing a letter-of-intent during the early signing period that concludes Wednesday.

McDonald, a 6-foot-1 point guard who was a standout wide receiver this past football season, holds a scholarship offer from George Washington and is being recruited by Harvard and Princeton of the Ivy League as well as Rice. Bears Coach Andy Luther expects that Seton Hall will offer McDonald a scholarship. One other school that could factor into McDonald’s decision is Villanova, which is recruiting McDonald but has yet to offer a scholarship.

Joe McDonald will let the recruiting process sort itself out before making his college choice. (Richard A. Lipski - THE WASHINGTON POST)
“GW is pressing him the hardest, to join Kethan” Savage of Episcopal, Luther said. “Seton Hall is going to offer once he goes for a visit later in the season.”

Villanova has two point guards on its roster this season in junior Maalik Wayns and freshman Tyrone Johnson, who was an All-Met last season at Montrose Christian but is coming off a broken foot. The Wildcats also signed a point guard this week, Philadelphia’s Ryan Arcidiacono, who also has been injured. Villanova has one more scholarship to give for the 2012-13 school year, but is holding it for forward Amile Jefferson, who has yet to make his college choice, according to Luther.

“Right now, it’s Princeton, GW, Harvard and Seton Hall and probably Villanova factors in there very highly if this becomes more of a concrete situation,” Luther said. “He’s very happy with how [former Landon All-Met Christian Webster] has done [at Harvard] and seen his success and would have no problem going that route.

“He’s got pretty darn good options, even if he doesn’t sign with the best offer on the table. The GW guys, to their credit, are not putting the squeeze on him, they’re not saying, ‘Sign now or we’re going to go after somebody else.’ ”

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