For being so early in the recruiting process, E.J. Donahue has been kept busy. Just a 2015 prospect, college coaches have still flocked to see the talented offensive lineman. He currently holds two offers -- West Virginia and Maryland -- and the Mountaineers' offer is standing out most.
"I'm very excited about the offer, and my parents are thrilled also," Donahue said. "I know it's a huge opportunity and I'm very excited. It's a blessing."
Donahue (6-5, 310 lbs.) wasn't necessarily expecting the Mountaineers to offer. When he had heard WVU cornerbacks coach Lonnie Galloway was coming to visit, he thought it could simply be for an evaluation.
"Coach Galloway contacted Coach (Rick) Connor and came to my team sports class," he recalled. "After about five minutes he offered."
When he looks at each individual school recruiting him, Donahue hopes to find numerous reasons to like a school. Everything about West Virginia meets his expectations. The football program itself is important, but so are things off the field.
"I'm very interested in their business and financial programs for education," Donahue said. "I also love that it's only two hours away from my home so I can stay close with my family. As I learn more about what WVU has to offer I'm sure I could only add to the list."
This summer, Donahue plans to stay busy. He hopes to not only visit more schools but also to attend as many camps as possible, in search for more exposure.
"I'm doing the big man camp, the WVU camp for offered players, Maryland offensive line camp and a Penn State combine. I also plan on visiting more schools as the opportunities present themselves."