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2022 Notre Dame DL Target Donovan Hinish Owns Family Work Ethic

December 13, 2020

Kurt Hinish was a pleasure for Terry Totten to coach and now the Central Catholic High School head coach has Hinish’s younger brother, 2022 Pennsylvania defensive lineman Donovan Hinish‍.

“I’m starting to see the similarities more day by day,” said Totten after the younger Hinish landed an offer from Notre Dame, where Kurt is currently shining.

Totten said he “absolutely” sees the same blue-collar attitude in Donovan that his older brother displayed during his high school days.

“You couldn’t live in that family without that work ethic,” Totten said.

“He’s got so much work ethic and weight room work ethic to propel him to success upon graduation.”

But the reasons both Notre Dame and Pitt have already offered scholarships go beyond work ethic.

“He’s a very explosive football player,” Totten said of Donovan. “He’s coming into his own.

“He’s got the great technique and hand speed to play at that level. He’s a very, very physical kid.”

Off the field, the coach said Hinish “is really a cool kid to be around.”

Totten said whoever ends up with the 6-foot-2, 270-pounder will be “getting a good one.”

Totten himself comes from a Notre Dame family, so he understands the lure the Irish can have once you get a taste of it.

“Donovan has probably made the trip with his folks more than several times, so I’m sure he’s dyed in the wool right now.”

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