"After consultation with many people and having a long discussion with Tevin, we've determined that he deserves the opportunity to continue his collegiate career. We have high expectations of him off the field, in the classroom and on the field," EWU head coach Beau Baldwin said in a statement released Wednesday.
McDonald could begin practicing with the Eagles as soon as Thursday. Because he is transferring from the FBS to the FCS division, he will be eligible to play this fall.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound junior is the son of former USC All-American and NFL all-pro safety Tim McDonald and the brother of USC All-American safety T.J. McDonald. He led the Bruins secondary last year with 79 tackles. He also had one interception and eight pass deflections.