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The Final Cockdown: #72, Donell Stanley

Our South Carolina roster preview continues with the big in-state OL looking to make a jump in his redshirt sophomore season.

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Donell Stanley
Redshirt Sophomore
Offensive Line
6’3”, 330 lbs.
Floydale, SC


Stanley was ranked by 247Sports as the country’s 10th best o-lineman in the class of 2014 and the third best player in the state of South Carolina. He was a participant in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl thanks to his efforts as a senior in high school. Stanley was in high demand; Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, LSU, and Ohio State were among his offers.

College Career

A wrist injury limited Stanley a little bit during his true freshman campaign, but he found himself in the offensive line rotation and in every game as a redshirt freshman just last year.

2016 Outlook

Stanley has found himself behind Cory Helms on the post-spring two-deep depth chart, but that’s far from set in stone. Even so, expect the redshirt sophomore to get plenty of time in the rotation; Will Muschamp has praised his work effort during the spring, especially with Alan Knott getting banged up.