With all the tools to become a successful D-1 collegiate player, Brown must now just prove to college coaches that he is a player that can make a difference at the next level.
Although his stats don't show his presence on the field as they should, his coach knows the importance of his best linebacker, Devonta Brown. "He's one of those kids that covers side to side," Charlottesville coach Garwin DeBerry said. "He has a knack for hitting up through guys and normally just destroys those guys. He's a big, quick, agile player and is a great athlete."
On a team that went 10-0 and has a "real good defense," Brown averaged just over five tackles a game. For the season, Brown caused three fumbles, recovered one fumble, and recorded four sacks.
Brown, a starter for the last two years, has begun to receive interest from many schools throughout the region. "Virginia in particular is all over him," Coach DeBerry said. "He's gotten letters from quite a few ACC schools, Penn State, and Virginia Tech."
Stay tuned to VTI for more on Brown as well as Virginia Tech recruiting.