June 14, 2011

2013 two-way lineman shines at OSU camp

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The state of Ohio is known for producing outstanding linemen and that won't change in the 2013 class. Already there are plenty of big names emerging from the class and on Sunday, one of the top two-way junior linemen in Ohio, Donovan Munger, impressed at the Ohio State senior one-day camp. The 6-foot-3, 278-pound prospect from Shaker Heights (Ohio) was one of the top overall prospects at the event.

"I felt I did pretty good," said Munger. "I was just working on my hips and my hand movement. I got way better from last year and I was just listening to the coaches and doing what they were telling me to help me get better."

Munger certainly passed the looks test at the event but also looked impressive during the drills, enough so to catch the eyes of a couple assistants on the Ohio State coaching staff.

"I talked to the defensive line coach (Jim Heacock) and coach Taver Johnson," he said. "They were just telling me to work on my hips a little bit more and my hands. They said my footwork was pretty good."

Munger comes out of the same program as class of 2011 signee Antonio Underwood. Underwood has taken the big junior under his wing.

"We've worked out together and he gave me some pointers and things like that," Munger said. "I like playing defensive line too so he can't really show me too much about the defensive line but he's a good mentor."

Munger started at left tackle and defensive tackle for Shaker Heights as a sophomore and with two years left of high school football, his future position is still very much up in the air.

"I like defensive tackle but I think I can get better at offensive tackle as well," he said. "I think I come off the ball (quickly) and I look at the person's hands and see where he's shooting them at so I can just get my hands where I need to go."

So far, numerous programs have expressed interest in Munger and offers could be coming sooner rather than later.

"I like Ohio State, I like Michigan State, and I like West Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, all of those schools," he said. "Toledo said they were going to offer me next August."

Munger isn't the only top 2013 prospect on the Shaker Heights roster as athlete De'Niro Laster will be a highly recruited player as well. Munger says the two are close and have talked about possibly attending the same school in the future.

"We're like brothers, we talk all the time," he said. "We want to go to the same school for real, he's a good kid."

Munger is part of the Raw Talent Bus Tour and will be busy on the camp circuit over the next two weeks.


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