Donnel Stanley Interview

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Football Recruiting
Buckeyes Hope to Invade SEC Country for Star 2014 O-lineman
By Michael Chung

They say that football is won in the trenches. Urban Meyer has already gone on record to say that if the defensive line is not good, your team is not good, but what about the other side of the ball?

If the defensive line measures a team’s quality, shouldn’t the inverse also be true? Meyer knows that an outstanding offensive line is vital. That’s why Ohio State is going hard at players like South Carolina’s Donell Stanley.

This Southerner stands at 6-4, 320 pounds and already has offers from Alabama, LSU, Florida, Clemson and South Carolina, just to name a few SEC powers, for the class of 2014. He is part of the SEC recruiting grounds and Meyer will need to steal as many SEC type recruits from the south as he can.

Will he stay in the south and help the SEC continue their dominance or will he trek up north to help the B1G regain their once heralded reputation? You can see for yourself as he recently gave The-Ozone an interview.

Ozone: How did you find out about your offer from Ohio State?

Stanley: Coach Everett Withers came to my school and told me personally.

Ozone: Which coach or coaches have you formed a relationship with at Ohio State?

Stanley: Coach Withers and I have talked, coach Meyer and I talked for a good five minutes. Coach Meyer told me he wants me at OSU and will recruit me hard.

Ozone: What did the OSU coaches say to you when they offered?

Stanley: Coach Withers watched me practice and came to my school twice and offered. Told me about the program and coach Meyer and how they want the program back on track.

Ozone: Who are your top 5 schools?

Stanley: I do not have one now. I want to see as many places as I can. I want to go to Ohio State, Alabama, LSU for sure.

Ozone: Do you have a leader?

Stanley: Not yet

Ozone: Which coaching staff or staffs are you closest too?

Stanley: I have only talked to coaches from Alabama, LSU, North Carolina and South Carolina in addition to Ohio State. I talk to a lot of coaches.

Ozone: When do you think you will decide? Which schools will you visit?

Stanley? I told everyone that I want to decide this summer but it may come earlier. I hope to make the decision soon.

Ozone Quick Hitters with Donell Stanley:

One place you dream of visiting? I want to go to Nashville Tenn., big country fan.
Favorite way to relax? Hunting, I like to hunt deer, hogs, doves, and ducks.
Favorite Football player? Michael Oher
Favorite TV Show? Doug’s Dynasty
Favorite YouTube Channel? None, I listen to a lot of country music.

*Thank you Donell for your time and we will try to check back with you after your season to see where you stand in your college choice. God bless!

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