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Central Bucks East DE Jake O’Donnell issues oral declaration to Miami (FL)

Written by: on Friday, June 10th, 2011. Follow Josh Funk on Twitter.


Pennsylvania’s 11th prospect to issue a pre-season oral declaration to a Division-1 football program is headed to the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Jake O’Donnell, a 6’6, 235-pound defensive end for Central Bucks East High School, issued an oral declaration to the Miami Hurricanes Thursday evening, according to national recruiting service

The Hurricanes were one of eight FBS or FCS programs to extend a verbal offer to the Patriots’ defensive linemen, including North Carolina, Old Dominion, Stony Brook, Syracuse, Temple, Virginia Military Institute and West Virginia.  Throughout his recruiting process, O’Donnell also had received interest from programs like Akron, Boston College, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland and Villanova.

O’Donnell finished his junior season by racking up 43 tackles and four sacks, being a part of a Patriot defensive unit, including reserves, which held four of 10 opponents to 13 points or less, with one shutout.  Central Bucks East allowed an average of 18.3 points per game last year.

The Patriots are coming off of a 4-6 campaign in 2010.

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