Donell Stanley will be one of the top offensive linemen in the nation in 2014. Clemson has been recruiting Stanley for several years.
The Latta High standout has turned his focus away from recruiting and to preparing for his junior season.
“We started practice about two weeks ago. We just got back from camp. We went to camp Five Cooper in Santee,” said Stanley.
Donell expects Latta to have a strong team in 2012.
“I think we have the talent to be good this year. The team is together and we have more chemistry. I am ready for our first game,” said Stanley.
The 6-3, 310 pound lineman has visited a number of schools around the South this spring and summer.
“I have been to Clemson, LSU, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina,” said Stanley.
The offers list is growing quickly for the prize recruit with ten offers already on the table. When asked about his current favorites, Stanley responded, “I really don’t have any. I have some top schools but not a top five. The top schools would include South Carolina, Clemson, Alabama, LSU, North Carolina and Ohio State”.
Donell, who has visited Clemson many times, expects to be back in the Valley this fall.
“I am going to go see games at Clemson and South Carolina. I am going to try to make a game at Alabama also. I am not sure if I can get to LSU,” said Stanley.
Coach Caldwell is building a strong relationship with the prize recruit.
“I talk with coach Caldwell a lot. He is my recruiter and is recruiting me hard for Clemson. He has a lot of relationships with folks down here,” said Stanley.
Donell plans to make a decision before his senior season.
“I will probably make it next summer, but it could be earlier,” said Stanley.