January 30, 2007

Donatell visits Iowa

The Iowa Hawkeyes hosted an interesting visitor this past weekend in Georgia prospect Tommy Donatell, who is the son of NFL assistant coach Ed Donatell, formerly of the Atlanta Falcons. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Donatell attends Peachtree Ridge High School in the Atlanta area.

Donatell's host on his official visit was Iowa freshman walk-on Ben Evans. The Georgia native originally became interested in the Hawkeyes after meeting head coach Kirk Ferentz, whose son, Brian, was on the practice squad for the Falcons this past year.

Currently, Donatell is hearing from a couple smaller schools, such as Charleston Southern, along with receiving walk-on interest from Iowa and Auburn. The senior, who will likely play safety in college, plans to make a decision soon.

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