Munger intrigued by SEC

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To be successful in the Southeastern Conference you need the big men in the trenches. One that the Volunteers are looking at in 2013 is Donovan Munger.

The Shaker Heights, Oh. native currently holds offers from West Virginia, Toledo and Bowling Green. He has also fielded interest from Tennessee, Ohio State, Alabama, Michigan State and Michigan.

Tennessee linebackers coach Peter Sirmon, who recruits the northeast for Derek Dooley's staff, has been in contact with Munger through Facebook and it has the big man excited about his future.

"It is really exciting to know that a team in the Southeastern Conference has interest in me," Munger said. "That is a really dominating conference and there a lot of talented players that play down there."

Munger would like his family to be able to see him play his college football, but that might not be a problem considering he has family right down I-40 in Nashville.

"I just want my family to be able to come see me play," Munger said. I want to make sure that they have the major that I decide on so I can so I can get the job that I want after school. I want to like to coaches at my school of choice too.

"I am going to go wherever feels comfortable for me. I am going to spend my next four years there so I want it to feel right. I want my family to feel comfortable with my choice. I am just going to go where I best fit in."

Munger's team is coming off a lack-luster 2011 season that ended with a disastrous 2-8 record, but they weren't all that far off according to Munger.

"I think we had a pretty good season," he said. "We are a good team, but we didn't finish games as well as we should have. We would get out to big leads and we didn't finished things off in every game."

With his footwork beings his strength the junior prospect will now shift his focus to the weight room.

"I think my footwork and getting off the ball are my strengths right now," he said. "I could always be stronger. I am going to get in the weight room and get stronger so I can help my team out in my senior year."

The 6-foot-3, 280-pounder reports a 2.3 core GPA and said he will likely make a trip to Rocky Top to attend the Vols camp this summer on the Raw Talent bus tour that will take him to over 20 camps throughout the SEC and ACC.

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