Omar McDonnaugh is a talented Philadelphian who has picked up some early offers. I got a chance to talk to him tonight.
Schools of interest
Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Rutgers
What will influence your choice of a college?
"My mom has helped me make a lot of decisions in life, she never told me anything wrong, so I'll be discussing it with her and looking for her and my grandfather's input."
What is the most important thing that you will bring to college program?
"Leadership. I've always been a leader, I lead by example and I always bring physical skills as well. I have great heart, people say I have a heart of a lion. People may be put off by my height but my dad was 5'11" and grew three inches in his first two years of college. People may think of me as a sleeper, but it doesn't matter to me since I know I can play."
What are your feelings on Rutgers right now?
"I haven't gotten an offer from them but if I contacted me, I would be interested."
Will you be taking unofficials to any other schools?
"No, I haven't set up any visits at all as of yet."
Last Season Honors
"I made All City (Philadelphia), First Team. I was First Team All Public School league. I was also team Co-MVP with Akil Stokes."
Last Season's Statistics
"I had139 tackles, I had 4 interceptions (three for touchdowns), 2 blocked punts, I had 5 or 6 forced fumbles and about 3 fumble recovery. On offense I had 600 yards and eight touchdowns."
Mike Fasano: MikeFasano@comcast.net