Kirby to Play in Chespeake Bowl
Dondi Kirby
Recruiting Analyst
Posted Sep 10, 2010

Four-star safety Dondi Kirby tore his ACL in the offseason, but tonight when we called to congratulate him on his Chesapeake Bowl invitation we found out that he is ahead of schedule and could be back as early as the playoffs for Gateway High School.

Dondi Kirby, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound safety from Gateway High School has accepted a spot to play in the Chesapeake Bowl in December and also gave us some great news on his knee while talking about the game and which schools he’ll visit this winter.

“My knee is doing well and I should be back by the playoffs according to my doctor, so hopefully I’ll be actually playing in the Chesapeake Bowl too,” Kirby said. “It’s an honor to be selected for the game itself and I’m very excited to go down and play in the game. It’s going to be great because I know we have a lot talent on our team, so we’ll do well in this one.”

“I still have all of my offers, but I narrowed it down to USC, Florida, Maryland, Iowa and North Carolina and I’m going to take official visits to all five of them. USC wants me to come later in the season for an official visit and I talked to Maryland yesterday who wants me to come after the season. That makes it hard for me with Maryland because I wanted to make my decision earlier than that.”

The Chesapeake Bowl will be played on December 30th and will put the North against the South. The North team is represented by players picked from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware and the South team is comprised of players from Maryland, Washington, D.C., West Virginia and Virginia. The location of the game has not been decided yet, but should be announced shortly and all participants will go home with their own personalized jersey and a custom bowl ring which can be seen below in a lower resolution. The game will be open to the public.

Chesapeake Bowl Ring

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