Donley Has Early Top Five

Athlete D.J. Donley is a big-time player for on both sides of the ball for the two-time Georgia AA state champion Charlton County Indians (Folkston, Ga.) Over the last several years, his high school has sent players to some of the top programs in the country and he's likely to follow suit.

Like many top high school athletes, D.J. Donley (6-4, 191-pounds) could play several positions at the college level. D.J. is willing to play on either side of the ball, but he'd like to be on the offensive side of the ball in college.

"Wide receiver," Donley said when asked the position schools were recruiting him to player. "Georgia is recruiting me as an athlete, and it depends on how my body develops, I might end up playing linebacker so their recruiting me as an athlete. I'd rather play wide receiver, but it doesn't matter. I'll play wherever I get the most playing time.

"I think I might go back to the Georgia camp. Last year I went as a linebacker, so I might go back with the receivers."

Donley listed the schools that were recruiting him the most at this time as Georgia (offer), Florida, Alabama, North Carolina State, Clemson, Tennessee (offer), Purdue (offer), Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, and Georgia Tech (offer). Notre Dame is on that list as well, but he is just starting to gather information on the Irish.

"I know little bit about the school," Donley said of his knowledge of Notre Dame. "They've been sending letters, but I haven't talked to any of the coaches yet.

"I watched them a lot because of Darius Walker. My freshman year we played them in the state championship game so I watch them. I keep up with them. They mix it up a lot. I want to go to a school that throws and runs evenly. So they look pretty good to me.

"My coach said it is a good school and it has a good coaching staff so we might fly up there for a game," Donley said.

Although Donley has some interest in the Irish, it's the home state Bulldogs that sit atop of his list of favorite schools.

"Georgia is No.1, Florida, Purdue since they offered me, Tennessee and Notre Dame," he said when asked his top five schools. "I'm looking for a good athletic program and a good education, so if a school has a good academic reputation and a good athletic reputation I'm looking at them."

As a junior, Donley had 54 receptions for 835 yards and nine touchdowns. On defense he registered 52 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble. Top Stories