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Donovan Vestal - Defensive End

By NU Athletic Communications

Donovan Vestal is one of five Texas natives in the Cornhuskers’ 2010 recruiting class, and part of an impressive group of defensive lineman to join the Nebraska program. The 6-5, 250-pound Vestal is one of five players expected to begin their Nebraska career on the defensive line. Vestal comes to the Huskers from Bowie High School in Arlington, Texas, where he was a standout the past two seasons for Coach Kenny Perry. Vestal registered 55 tackles, 7.5 sacks and an interception during his senior season. His play helped Bowie High School to an 11-3 record and a trip to the Class 5A state playoffs, and Vestal earning him honorable-mention all-district honors. Vestal has played both defensive end and defensive tackle during his prep career and his play as a junior helped Bowie High to an 11-2 record. Vestal is regarded as one of the top 30 defensive ends in the country by, who also lists him among the top 100 overall prospects in the Lone Star State. The Dallas Morning News ranks him among the top 50 players in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, while SuperPrep ranks him among the top 110 prospects in the state. Vestal is also a standout for Bowie’s basketball team. Vestal did not take any other visits, but had numerous offers, including Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Oklahoma State and Baylor in the Big 12. He is the son of Donald and Sonja Vestal, and was born on Aug. 22, 1991.


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