SMB safety/receiver Craig McDonald celebrates a touchdown in a victory over Orono in 2018.
Minnehaha Academy junior Craig McDonald, one of the top football recruits in Minnesota, has been declared ineligible to play in the 2019-20 season by the Minnesota State High School League.
A 6-2, 185-pound safety who played a key role in the 2018 Class 4A championship run of the SMB Wolfpack – the three-school cooperative also includes St. Paul Academy and Blake – McDonald is currently the No. 6-ranked player in Minnesota by 247 Sports and No. 7 by Rivals.com. He also played wide receiver and returned kicks for the Wolfpack, accumulating 1,650 all-purpose yards, scored 13 touchdowns and had four interceptions. He has made a verbal commitment to Iowa State.