This doesn't mean much near term but it would appear the writing is on the wall longer term. Not a surprise considering the struggles and lack of physicality last year but what a far cry from the tales of spring 2013 when he was "tearing up Jordan Morgan" in practice.
You talkin' about practice?!!
The 6-foot-9, 240-pound Monclova, Ohio, native is now listed as junior, a change from when the roster was updated for the 2015-16 season in mid-July.
A U-M team spokesman confirmed that Donnal's status was modified "a few weeks ago," but did not provide a statement as to why. Regardless of Michigan's classification, Donnal has three seasons of NCAA eligibility remaining.