Barclay Holds NC State Offer

Offensive lineman Donny Barclay picked up his first offer recently and it was from NC State.

NC State is the first school to offer two-way lineman Donny Barclay and the Pennsylvania prospect is highly interested in the Wolfpack.

The 6-5, 280-pound offensive and defensive lineman from Seneca Valley High School in Harmony, PA was one of the lone bright spots for a team that struggled to a 1-9 record last year.

"We had a rough season," Barclay said. "We had a lot of talented athletes and a good quarterback. But we had some injuries and things just didn't come together. We've been working hard in the off-season, and I think that's going to pay off next year."

Barclay played offensive tackle and defensive end last year at about 260-pounds, but has already bulked up to about 280. That will allow him to move to defensive tackle next year.

"Most schools are recruiting me as an offensive tackle, but I have some versatility. I'll have had experience playing several positions, and that will help me a lot at the next level."

NC State is the only school to offer Barclay thus far, but other schools should do so also in the near future.

"I'm pretty much wide open at this point. I don't have any leaders, but obviously the offer from NC State made me more interested in them. They seem to have a good program. I don't know much about the school, but I have grandparents that live about two hours away from the campus. We vacation down there, and it's a nice state."

Barclay has also heard a lot from West Virginia, Pitt, Maryland, Boston College and Akron. He plans on attending the Metro Camp at Pitt, the NIKE Camp at Penn State, a camp at West Virginia, and perhaps one at NC State.

"I went to junior days at Pitt, West Virginia, Maryland and Akron, so I know a little bit more about those schools than NC State," he said. "NC State's not quite as close, but since they've offered I plan on learning more about them and visiting sometime."

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