Richard Davenport covers recruiting for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He is the host of Recruiting Thursday, a weekly radio show that airs from 7 to 8 p.m. on 92.1 FM in Fayetteville; 93.7 FM in Little Rock; 95.3 FM in Fort Smith; 96.3 FM in Hot Springs; 104.3 FM in Harrison/Mountain Home; and 106.9 FM in Arkadelphia.
The Recruiting Guy:
UNDER THE RADAR: Clarendon’s Devin Brown
2022 LB/OL/DL Devin Brown of Clarendon.
On Wednesdays we feature an in-state prospect who could be flying under the radar of college coaches. This week's UTR prospect is Clarendon’s Devin Brown.
Weight: 240 pounds
Stats: In five games, he has 59 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 4 forced fumbles and 2 recovered fumbles.
Coach Mark Courtney:
Moved in from Little Rock Hall:
“No doubt they have a pretty good weight program, because his form on power clean, squat and everything was really, really good. Most of the time you get a move-in, it’s start over. He was an exceptional move-in.”
Ability to play offensive line:
“He was so natural at it that, to me, he could be a better offensive lineman than a defensive player, in my opinion.”
Plays linebacker well:
“He’s a heck of a high school Mike linebacker for what we ask of him. He’s the kind of linebacker you want. A Ray Lewis-type. The running backs don’t want to come back in there.”
Likely a lineman on the next level:
“I see him, if he stays on the defensive side of the ball, moving and putting on a little more weight and playing on the line. If I was a Division-II coach, I would be teaching him how to snap the football. I think he can make a hell of a center.”
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