JUCO DE In Mizzou's Future For 2015 Class?

The Missouri Tigers have a standout junior college defender on their radar screen. ShowMeMizzou.com has the latest on what is developing with his recruitment and the Tigers.

ecently, ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with 2015 junior college DE prospect Dylan Donahue 6’3” 243 San Marcos (CA) Palomar. Donahue said that Missouri is recruiting him, and that he’s interested in Missouri.

Donahue was a high school teammate of former Missouri offensive lineman Max Copeland when the two of them played at Billings (MT) West, so he’s pretty familiar with Missouri. He transferred to Palomar after a year at Montana Western, and he’s developed into a major college prospect. He’s trying to finish up at Palomar in December, so that he can transfer to a four-year school in January. He’ll have two seasons to play two.

“I’m interested in Missouri, for sure,” explained Donahue. “I went to high school with Max Copeland. I went up against him every day my freshman and sophomore year, when he was a junior and senior. He had nothing but good things to say about the program (at Missouri), and obviously the SEC, the competition level doesn’t get any better. So, I’m definitely interested (in Missouri).”

Donahue currently holds an offer from Colorado State. He’s taking a visit there later this month. And, he’s receiving interest from Cincinnati, Nevada, Oregon, and USC, among others, including Missouri.

Donahue said that geographic location doesn’t matter to him. He wants to play in a defense that fits his talents, and one in which he will be able to get on the field right away. He sees himself as a 4-3 defensive end. He played safety and running back in high school.

“I’m looking for a defense that I’ll fit in the best,” said Donahue.

Donahue had 4 sacks in his first game this season. In his second game, he faced a double team and came away with 1 sack. He reported that he was electronically timed at 4.52 seconds in the 40-yard dash at a camp this summer. He also posted a 10’6” standing broad jump at the USC camp. And, he’s pushed 22 reps at 225 pounds in the bench press.

“Missouri said that they’re impressed with my film,” said Donahue. “And, they like my speed rush and my size. They wanted me to send them my transcripts. And, they said there’s a good chance they’d be offering me.”

Later, Donahue informed ShowMeMizzou.com that Missouri will come to see him during their bye week. He thinks Missouri may offer him at that time.

“If they offer me, I’m going to take it for sure,” said Donahue. “I know I’d do good there.”


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