Junior to Watch: OL/DL Donny Barclay

Pack Pride breaks down one of the Keystone State's top line prospects for 2006.

Junior to Watch

OL/DL Donny Barclay

6-5, 280 pounds, 5.1-seconds in the 40

Seneca Valley High School, Cranberry Township, Pa

Lineman Donny Barclay will be a definite prospect to watch throughout the 2006 season. He boasts great size and moves his feet well. He left the field rarely as a junior, doubling on both sides of the line. Barclay is tough at the point of attack and does a great job of getting his 280 pound frame downfield and after the ball carrier. However, many schools may target him for the offensive line once he gets to college.

What is he looking for in a future college? "I'm looking for strong academics to increase my overall knowledge and academic growth. I'm also looking for a football program with a good winning tradition and one I can help in being a part of."

Did parents attend college? Both parents attended Slippery Rock

Which schools are you hearing from? NC State, Penn State, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Boston College, Purdue, Pittsburgh, West Virginia

Have any schools offered a scholarship?None yet

Who was your favorite team growing up? "Penn State because my family followed them and their rich football tradition."

Camps this summer: I'd like to attend NC State, Ohio State, Penn State and Pittsburgh.

Top 5 schools: NC State, Boston College, Penn State, Ohio State, Notre Dame

What do you like about NC State: "NC State is a very well known university with strong academic programs. The football team has a history of great success as well as developing great character in their players."

Awards won in high school: all-conference for offense and defense as a junior, athlete of the week for Butler County


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