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Donovan Dowling
Wide Receiver
6-1, 205
Richmond, Va. (Varina HS)

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Played wide receiver and cornerback at Varina High School for head coach Stu Brown … rated a three-star recruit according to and 247Sports … a two-star recruit according to and … helped lead the Blue Devils to an 8-3 record and a second-round appearance in the VHSL Division VII playoffs … caught 49 balls for 600 yards and nine touchdowns … intercepted six passes as a cornerback … five of his touchdowns were of 82 yards or more … scored touchdowns five different ways: rushing, receiving, interception return, punt return and after a blocked punt … Capital District Offensive Player of the Year … earned all-district first team honors at wide receiver, defensive back and utility and punter ... all-district honors at wide receiver and defensive back were unanimous selections … also plays basketball, soccer and track & field … participates in the long jump, 4x100m relay, 4x100m relay and 200 meters … has an affinity for art … regularly attends art museums … played high school football with current UVa cornerbacks, Maurice Canady and Tim Harris, and defensive tackle Tyrell Chavis.


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