December 7, 2012

Donovan is high on Eagles early

Recruiting interest has started up for Brockton (Mass.) Cardinal Spellman wide receiver Rory Donovan. The 6-foot-6, 195-pounder has taken just one visit so far to Boston College earlier this fall as the Eagles are one of a few teams already taking a look.

"I've gotten some recruiting interest recently from Maryland, Boston College and UMass," he said. "Nobody has offered yet, but hopefully I'll get something in the future.

"All the schools are saying they are interested in me. They just want me to gain a little more weight. They like that I'm tall, but I'm lanky. Once I get more meat on me, then I'll look great. They are all really interested."

Does Donovan like anyone?

"Yeah, I like Boston College and I really do like UMass," he said. "I like UMass cause there are guys there I know like Adrian Doyle, the quarterback. They are fun to watch.

"For Boston College, I went to their camp my freshman year and then visited again this fall for a game. I got to speak to the safety coach and he was a tremendous guy. I also met the wide receiver coach. I loved talking to him. He taught me a lot.

"I loved the visit there. I loved the stadium and everything about it. The coaches were great and they seemed to be enthusiastic about football."

Of course, Boston College has made a change since to Steve Addazio. Does he have any take on that?

"I heard about Coach Spaz getting fired," he said. "I honestly don't know much about that right now."

Still, Boston College looks to be in favorable position early as Donovan is looking for a few things wherever he ends up.

"You know, I don't totally know what I want," he said. "I want a good school where I can be successful in life. I want to have good coaches that are enthusiastic and will make me want to be better.

"I think I want to study business since my brother is doing that and he says it's great. Location doesn't totally matter to me, but my parents want me to stay local. I'll go wherever gives me an offer."

Donovan is coming off a successful junior season that saw him post nine touchdowns.

"I didn't do too bad," he said. "Our offensive line wasn't that strong and we lost a lot of players, but I had a good amount of catches.

"My size was huge this year from last, especially getting from 175-pounds to 195-pounds. That 20-pounds was big. My speed was better too. I did a lot of speed work in the summer and it really helped with my route running."

Though he is receiving Division II interest for basketball, Donovan is completely focused on football for the next level.


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