6-foot-2, 295-pound defensive tackle Donald Langley went from relative unknown, to a standout prospect in one simple off-season. The Seneca Valley High school product started putting on some good weight this off-season and filled out the frame with a little more mass and muscle. In the end, the hard work paid off to the tune of nearly 40 scholarship offers from the likes of Tennessee, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Penn State, Michigan State, etc. “After last season I was just hoping to get the opportunity to play football in college, even if it was at a small school,” Langley said. “After going through all this and getting all these offers, I am just amazed.”
Today, in his Seneca Valley High School, Langley made a decision of what college he will be attending to play football for four years. “I am choosing Tennessee,” Langley said. “I just love it there. Also, I feel like I have the best chance to play and make an impact with that program.”
Langley also commented on the climates of the schools, almost comparing them the way Goldilocks would have. “Texas is too hot, Penn State is too cold, Tennessee is just right,” Langley said.
Langley chose Tennessee amongst their rebound season that has them 7-2 and ranked in the top 15 in the country. “The season that Tennessee is having is just a bonus to me,” Langley said. “I really don’t think it would have made any impact if they weren’t having this much of a successful season.”
Langley says that he expects to play defensive tackle in Knoxville, but he will be patient. “I would love to play right away, but it isn’t a problem if I red shirt,” Langley said.