Donovan Munger Cleared to Play for Ohio State

By Kyle Rowland on June 26, 2013 at 1:02p
Munger is officially a Buckeye.

Not every freshman reported to Ohio State's summer semester on the June 10th start date. One noticeable absence was that of hulking defensive tackle Donovan Munger. The four-star recruit from Shaker Heights reportedly had issues related to his grades and test scores in high school. It now appears that the waiting game is over. Munger tweeted today, "Officially a Buckeye!!! God has all the Glory last month was crazy."

The defensive line became a strength in the spring, but Ohio State is still in need of depth at the position. With Munger in the fold, he becomes an instant possibility at being a part of the Buckeyes' rotation. Munger was rated among the top 25 defensive tackles in the country for the 2014 recruiting class and the top 20 overall in the state of Ohio. 

Source: @DMunger_95


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osubuck57's picture

Glad to have him....BACK and aboard!! He'll improve our depth and hopefully lead a productive future as a Buckeye and student athlete!!


Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Glad to hear it.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Dublin68's picture

Welcome Donovan

Jangs78's picture

Better late than never!

OSUStu's picture

Great news.  Thankfully, with any luck, he has learned to mind his studies.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

E2Brutus's picture

We all have hurdles to overcome... glad he was able to clear this one.

skid21's picture

So will have to wait until the fall to begin workouts with the team?

tdible2132's picture

Was he the only Buckeye freshman not to report? This article suggests there were others but I hadn't heard of anyone other than Munger who didn't report immediately.

dzig's picture

Great News!!  I was hoping he would be able to get it all together.  Well done young man!  Now go forth and smash skunk weasels...

"all men are created equal, it's just that some are MORE equal than others"

Notor's picture

Glad to hear it. Really hope he grows from this and doesn't have any issues with his academics once he's on campus.

dubjayfootball90's picture

Football aside, the fact that he worked his @$$ off to ensure that he could be enrolled in an institution of higher learning is a reward in itself. Congrats, Munger. Your life is headed in the right direction and I hope you excel in whatever path you choose to take while in school.

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

CharlotteBuckeye's picture

“Success is determined not by whether or not you face obstacles, but by your reaction to them. And if you look at these obstacles as a containing fence, they become your excuse for failure. If you look at them as a hurdle, each one strengthens you for the next.”
― Ben Carson, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
Donovan, get ready for #TheChase!!!!
---Shaker Red Raiders---

1. Coach is always right.

2. See rule #1.

9Route's picture

Great quote Charlotte!
Ben Carson's the man

I'm just happy to be here

Max Power's picture

Glad to see that everything worked out for him. Hope he continues to work hard with his academics as well as on the gridiron

SaltyD0gg's picture

"If you had a dream about beating me, you'd better wake up and apologize." - Ali

Pain of Discipline

Pain of Regret

Take Your Pick

gobucks96's picture

Sometimes the threat of having your dreams taken away can motivate kids to great things.. Good luck to him.

buckguyfan1's picture

Great news, I expect special things from this kid.

OSUs12-OH's picture

Good to all the slander against him on this website cease.  Sure was getting old.  Unless you walk a mile in their shoes, you shouldn't say anything IMO.

"I want a hungry team. I want a team that can't wait to get out there. I want an angry team! You're the Ohio State Buckeyes. You're an angry football team. You're a hungry football team and I'm proud to be your coach." UFM

BuckeyeW's picture

Unless it's Manziel, of course.

OSUs12-OH's picture

No that's getting old too. I can't wait to see Johnny football have an epic fail type of season. I have a feeling there may be a few "look out" blocks for him if he keeps up like he is throughout the season.

"I want a hungry team. I want a team that can't wait to get out there. I want an angry team! You're the Ohio State Buckeyes. You're an angry football team. You're a hungry football team and I'm proud to be your coach." UFM

Jonnferrell's picture

This news makes me Mungry!

"I miss Brady Hoke."

captain obvious's picture

just in time for the MUNGER GAMES

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

otrain2416's picture

Not sure when the summer semester starts buy hope he gets there soon enough to knock off some classes to make his transition into college easier

We were born to love Ohio State and hate that team up north.

phxbuck's picture

Thank God for God!

DenBuck's picture

Congratulations Donovan!

Buckeye For Life

MN Buckeye's picture

Way to go Mr. Munger.  Is sounds like the lessons have been learned!

pjtobin's picture

Great news! Woody would be proud of you young man! We here at 11w sure all. 

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

buckskin's picture

Great job Donovan!  Keep overcoming the struggles in life;  that will truly make you a winner.

House804's picture

Way to take care of business big fella.  The #Chase.

We talkin' bout practice?!  Not the game I love...the game I die for.  Practice?!

NuttyBuck's picture

Awesome news! Fill up the stable!!!