Written By Nick Holmes (@HoosierHolmes)
Donavan Hale ATH, Largo HS, Largo, FL, 247 Sports Composite Ranking: 3-Star
The two-sport athlete committed to Indiana on December 18th, an early Christmas present for Hoosier Nation. Hale had a strong senior season at quarterback for the Largo Packers, throwing for 1,488 yards, nine touchdowns and just five interceptions while rushing for 224 yards and five touchdowns. Hale displayed great arm strength and was able to extend plays with his legs in his highlight tape. The talented prospect will get a shot at quarterback, but will likely end up elsewhere. Depending on how his 6-foot 4, 190 pound frame fills out, he could end up on offense at either wide receiver or tight end or on defense at safety or linebacker. It’s always a great luxury when a team can add an athlete of Hale’s caliber, as it gives the coaching staff lots of options on where to put them on the field. Hale also has plans to walk-on to the Indiana Basketball team, as he is a three-star prospect on the hardwood according to Rivals.com. In the class of 2015, Hale is currently the 215th best player in the state of Florida. In addition to Indiana, he also has offers from Louisville, Middle Tennessee State, Minnesota, USF, Syracuse, and Wisconsin.