Donahue High on Hometown Team

E.J. Donahue

FREDERICK, Md.--Linagnore 2015 offensive tackle E.J. Donahue holds four offers. He talks about the one school standing out to him and gives the latest on his recruitment, here.

Linganore (Frederick, Md.) protected its undefeated record with a 56-7 rout of Governor Thomas Johnson on Friday night. Lancers sophomore offensive tackle E.J. Donahue paved the way for the running backs all night and they took advantage of the big gaping holes carrying the ball 58 times for 364 yards.

The 6-foot-3, 315-pound Donahue already holds offers from: Maryland, West Virginia, Rutgers, and Old Dominion, but has been hearing from a number of schools since September 1.

"[Recruiting] is going great," Donahue said. "I am just talking to a lot of colleges over Twitter and Facebook lately."

Donahue might be talking to a number of coaches over social media, but he is developing a closer relationship with his hometown school, Maryland. He has already been to College Park five times this year, and defensive line coach Greg Gattuso, who is Donahue's recruiter, attended Linganore's game against Gov. Thomas Johnson (Frederick, Md.) last Friday.

"I call coach Gattuso every Monday…so I have a really close relationship with him," Donahue said. "I mean he is like my best friend. I mean when I go down there to talk to him it's not even about football its just about life."

Donahue added: "It's awesome to have a coach to talk to every week in the upper [college] level."

Linganore alum and current Maryland running back Joe Riddle has also been a great resource for Donahue.

"I talk to him a lot, I use him as a big mentor for me to help me make my decision [about] Maryland," Donahue said. "I like it because I can talk to him about everything I have questions about from a student aspect."

The Lancers lineman said Maryland stands out for a number of reasons, including: academics, the campus, the coaches, and the team.

"Academic wise I really like the business school and I think that is something I am going to be interested in down the road for my career," Donahue said. "The campus I really like how it's centered and it's just a really nice campus.

"Then just the players and the coaching staff, it's always fun just to go down there and talk to them. They are all so welcoming and they always treat me like a king when I go down there. "

Donahue attended Maryland's game against Old Dominion earlier this season, and he hopes to return when the Terps take on Clemson on October, 26.

While the Terps may have an early lead, Donahue is not closing in on a decision on anytime soon.

"I am not marking any schools off right now. I am just taking my time with it," Donahue said. " I am talking to all of them equally, but I can say I am talking to Maryland a lot more."

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