SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio – As the offers continue to pile up for four-star defensive tackle Donovan Munger (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights), he is reluctant to start cutting teams from his list. The plan is to have a top five in the coming months, though.
Munger has already made a handful of visits, but he will take his recruitment into his senior season so he can take official visits.
“I want to take [official visits] as soon as possible [to] my top five,” Munger said, “so that’s why I want to narrow them down in the summer so I know where I want to go.”
The most recent visit the nation’s No. 18 tackle took was down to Columbus for Ohio State’s spring game in April. Munger, ranked 16th in the state of Ohio, has been down there before, but it was the first time he was able to check out the new defensive scheme under Urban Meyer.
“I feel they have a lot of depth on that defensive line,” he said. “It’s good – if I go there – I can have a chance of playing early and getting some good exposure early.”
Munger spent a lot of time with the guys already committed to Ohio State and said they were telling him about the possibility of winning a national title during their time.
While the Buckeyes like Munger along the defensive line, several teams are recruiting him as an offensive tackle. One such program is Georgia, a school Munger is very interested in.
In April, Munger and a handful of the players he works out with made a trip to Atlanta for a combine, and Munger was hoping to see Athens while there.
“I wanted to go to Georgia, really wanted to go Georgia, but that wasn't the way we were going. Athens was three hours back and Georgia Tech was right where we were,” Munger said.
Four SEC programs have offered Munger, and all but Auburn likes him at offensive tackle. Munger feels his future is brightest on offense, but he is open to playing on either side of the ball.
An SEC school does not have an advantage over any of Munger’s other offers, but he is excited about the opportunity to play in the conference.
“It interests me because they go to the national championship basically every year, and this year was both,” he said. “It’s real good competition, and looking at the draft, you see mostly top guys from the SEC going first round, top 10, top 15, top 20.”
Cincinnati and Louisville also received visits from Munger recently.