Folkston (Ga.) Charlton County features a couple potential Division I prospects in 2007 according to head coach Rich McWhorter. The prospects include 6-foot-4, 200-pound D.J. Donley and 6-foot-4, 250-pound offensive guard Seth Mettles.
"We thought D.J. was going to be an outside linebacker prospect, but now he definitely looks like a receiver," he said. "I just think he has more impact on the game in that position and has proven to be better at it. His height, ability to stretch the field and he catches the ball really nicely help him a lot. He also makes tough catches and naturally creates mismatches on the field."
There's no doubt Donley has had an impact this season for Charlton County as he's hauled in 43 receptions for 598 yards and eight touchdowns. He's added 34 tackles and a fumble recovery on defense.
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So far the receiver prospect has received one offer from Purdue and interest from Georgia and Florida.
"The coaches from Purdue came and watched a practice and offered D.J. on the spot as an outside linebacker," he said. "No one else has offered, but Florida and Georgia are showing a lot of interest and I think he really likes both of them a lot."
Mettles is another prospect that is starting to receive interest.
"Duke has already shown interest and I know he really likes them," McWhorter said. "He's also really interested in Georgia Tech."
What does the head coach think of his lineman prospect?
"He's got good feet and sometimes he is really good," he said. "I think he has the potential to be a Division I kid. I think over the next year he can definitely grow a little more and get up to at least 280-pounds. He's also a great student that is in the top 10% of his class."