Donaldson's on the right track

Kirk Donaldson may not be playing this year, but he is not worried about that. He has a clear goal and he is working to get there.

Kirk Donaldson transferred to Davidson Day School from Vance this year and not everything went perfect.

The academics are tough and Donaldson decided to focus on those this year instead of football.

"Kirk is really doing well right now. He is working hard, he is dedicated, and he really has his priorities in order," said Davidson Day School Head Coach Chad Grier.

Donaldson misses football, but he knows what has to be done.

"It has been hard watching the games, but I have been OK with it. I will be ready for a big year as a senior," Donaldson said.

He had a big year as a sophomore and that led to some early attention.

"I have been hearing from Clemson, Florida, Tennessee, and a few other schools. I may have had more interest if I was playing now, but I know I have the spring to show them and then next season too."

The 6-foot-3, 250 pound junior is versatile and he could play a number of different positions on the next level. Coach Grier thinks that could draw him a lot of attention.

"I really do not know where he will play in college. He can do so many things, he has the size to play multiple positions, and he could be used as a tight end, an H-Back, or a defensive lineman. He has good size now and he is still growing," said Grier.

If things go as planned and play out the way Donaldson would like for them too, he would end up playing for a school located one state below him.

"I have always loved Clemson," Donaldson said. "They have been my favorite for a long time and if they offered me, it would be hard for me not to go there.

"They are my leader, but Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina are some other schools I am interested in."

Chad Simmons is a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout and he started out with Scout in 2003 covering top talent in Georgia and the South. He then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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