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In-state DE picks WVU

Playing football at West Virginia was something that Ona (W.Va.) Cabell Midland defensive end Reese Donahue had dreamt about for most of his life. And after committing to the Mountaineers that dream has become a reality.
After receiving an offer from West Virginia during the Mountaineers junior day, Donahue fought the urge to end his recruitment but after waiting a while he couldn't take it any longer and pulled the trigger for Dana Holgorsen's football program. And it didn't take long to reach a conclusion.
"I didn't have a whole lot to think about it's where I've always wanted to attend it's the perfect opportunity. But I'm glad I thought about it because now I'm sure this is where I want to go," he said. "We really couldn't find any negatives."
Donahue, 6-foot-5, 235-pounds, had interest from programs such as N.C. State, Duke, Oregon State, Marshall and Charlotte but after receiving his first scholarship offer from the Mountaineers while on a junior day visit vaulted the Big 12 Conference program even further on his list.
"It's always been my passion to play at West Virginia and it's kind of been a dream. My grandfather back when he played basketball was offered a scholarship and my whole family is WVU fans," he said. "We even have a room in my house decorated with West Virginia stuff."
Donahue finished his junior season with 84 tackles including 18.5 sacks earning all-state second team honors in the process.
A one-time three-sport athlete, Donahue believes that in addition to his size, his strengths on the field are his attention to detail as well as his lateral quickness.
"My whole family has been fans it was great because it worked out perfect," he said. "The first school to offer me just happened to be the school I wanted to go to."
The in-state product becomes the fourth commitment for West Virginia in the class of 2016 along with fellow West Virginia native Bridgeport (W.Va.) linebacker Dylan Tonkery, Freeport (Pa.) Area Senior linebacker Logan Thimons and Pittsburgh (Pa.) athlete Jeremiah Jones. will have more with Doanhue.