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Malvern's McCabe Headed to Georgetown for Football
Don’t be fooled by the time lag.
Rob McCabe, star linebacker for Malvern Prep’s football team, knew a month ago that Georgetown would likely, even definitely, be his college destination.
But since he maintains a 3.7 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society, schools such as Penn, Princeton, Bucknell, Lehigh and Dartmouth also, to use a basketball reference, kept playing him in a box-and-one.
“I made it to games last fall to Penn, Princeton and Dartmouth,” said the 6-2, 210-pound McCabe, who also played running back and has played three other varsity sports (baseball, basketball, ice hockey). As recently as early last fall, he thought baseball would be his college sport. “But once I made the visit to Georgetown in mid- December, I felt that was the place and that I wouldn’t need to make any more.
“I kept hearing from other schools and did have visits coming up to Dartmouth, Lehigh and Bucknell, but I canceled them. After thinking more about Georgetown - the school, the campus, everything - I felt I couldn’t give that up. Nothing would have compared.”
McCabe, who lives in Newtown Square, intends to pursue a career in business. On his visit he was hosted by sophomore Pat O’Donnell, a product of Penncrest High. O’Donnell’s roommate, Rob Bates, went to none other than Malvern.
“Rob told me there couldn’t be anything better,” McCabe said.
He added, “I love the location. It’s a little bit away, but not far. I’m going to love being in a city like Washington, where so much is always happening.”
Malvern’s McCabe headed to Georgetown for football
By Ted Silary, The Philadelphia Daily News