Hawaii LB hoping to catch OSU attention

WITH 14 PLAYERS from Hawaii on the 2007 Oregon State roster, The Islands have been a recruiting priority in recent years for the Beavs. One linebacker out of storied Saint Louis High in Honolulu attended the OSU summer youth camp and is in the Beaver orbit. If he is to land an OSU offer, much will depend on his senior season. His video reveals a dogged 'backer who liked to tackle with his face.

As the fall gets underway and recruiting begins to heat up, Steven Donohue (6-0.5, 225, 4.95) says a good portion of his recruitment is going through his prep coaches.

"My coaches are always telling me there are schools watching me so not to worry about all that stuff," said Donohue.

Donohue camped at Hawaii and Utah, and another of his summer trips to the mainland included a camp outing in Corvallis.

"I went to their camp this summer and I did pretty good there," said Donohue of the Beavs. "Some of the coaches told me they're going to be watching this year."

OUT OF ALL the schools, the staff in Boulder is recruiting the hardest, he said.

"I've been in good contact with UH and Colorado," said Donohue. "I get emails all the time from Colorado. When I talk to Hawaii it's when I go to their games. Colorado is pretty much the hardest recruiter for me. They have a lot of local boys from over here, too."

Donohue's goal would be to play in the Pac-10 but he's interested in ever school right now. Distance will not be a factor.

"I want to go to a pretty good school," said Donohue. "Distance is a factor for me at all. Ever since I was a young kid I wanted to get off the island and experience some new things."

DONOHUE IS SOMETHING of an unknown quantity in that he didn't play a ton last season, he said. Still, there is junior video to peruse on the link below.

"I'm looking forward to a good season," said Donohue. "I didn't play too much last year, and it was more of a pay my dues kind of year. We're undefeated at 3-0 right now."

Steven Donohue profile and video

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