By Keith McGonigle.
Clemson has 21 recruits already verbally committed to the 2011 class, six of them are defensive lineman, but the Clemson coaches are still not done. The Tigers coaching staff have their sight set on defensive tackle Devonte Brown. Devonte has always liked Clemson but has officially narrowed his list down, “Clemson and Florida are my two favorites.”
“I like both of the schools a lot; they are similar except for the distance. I would say I am more comfortable with the Clemson coaching staff and I like the Clemson atmosphere, but I have yet to see a game at Florida.”
Devonte plans on taking a few trips down to Florida before making his decision. What makes Florida standout?
“Florida is a fast team, and I am a fast player so I think I it is a good place for me. Also I have heard that playing in the SEC is like playing in the NFL, so it will help me grow as a player.”
The Jack Britt High School standout has helped his team to a 9-1 record. According to Maxpreps, Devonte has 48 tackles 3 sacks and 2 blocked punts so far this season.
“I’m trying to get better every day and just stay hungry and stay positive.”
The 6’4” 270 lbs defensive lineman plays tackle but is fast (ran a 4.92 as a junior) and could end up playing end at the college level. What does the Jack Britt coaching staff emphasize when coaching Devonte?
“They tell me to dominate, make plays in the backfield, play off blocks, be aggressive but play smart.”
Look for the Jack Britt Buccaneers in the playoffs next weekend.