Joliet's Donnal is still waiting patiently

Joliet OL Jason Donnal (6-3, 320) is a tough, hard-nose lineman that has been, surprisingly, lightly recruited up to this point. However, with the new year may come renewed interest from some programs. caught up with Donnal as he gets ready to return from the holiday break and he said he's hopeful some schools will start contacting him about playing for them.

"We actually aren't back from break yet," Donnal said with a chuckle while talking about recruiting. "We have a longer break than most schools, so we don't even start again until Monday (January 14th).

"When I get back there, I'm going to sit down with my coaches and find out who has been talking to them.

"They told me that there have been a few schools asking for film and for my transcripts so I'm hoping that means things will start to pick up as far as recruiting is concerned."

Joliet head coach Tom Minnick told this past summer that Donnal was one player he was very excited about.

"Jason's 6-3, 320 and can really move and run for a man his size," Minnick raved. "He put up a 4.9 forty in our spring testing and we don't fudge that stuff at all. It's legit and that's just scary for a guy that size to move that fast.

"He could probably play defensive tackle for us and be one of the best in the conference. He's just that talented."

Donnal played tackles as a freshman and moved inside to guard where he excelled.

"I had a good season, so I'm hoping to get my tape out so teams can get a look at me," Donnal said.

Donnal will have three years to play two wherever he ends up and he'll finish his two-year degree in May.

We'll continue to track his progress over the next few weeks as it gets closer to signing day.

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