Charlottesville High School produced one Division I prospect last year, as defensive tackle Chris Johnson signed with Virginia. It looks like another Division I player will come out of CHS this year, as Devonta Brown is receiving attention from major college programs.
At 6-3, 230 pounds, Brown plays inside linebacker and is being recruited as such on the college level. He runs a 4.75 in the 40 – a time he plans on lowering this summer – but his real strength lies in his agility.
“I’m very good running sideline to sideline,” said Brown. “I’m pretty good in pursuit. Coaches like that about me. Also, I like to hit and I have a head for the game.”
Brown has received an official scholarship offer from the University of Virginia, and interest from Virginia Tech, Penn State, Maryland, Michigan, and NC State.
Though UVA is obviously right in his backyard, Brown is wide open. He is a native of Washington DC.
“I’m pretty wide open right now,” said Brown. “I’m going to see who else offers me this fall. I’m going to decide around signing day I think. I’m looking for a place with good academics first and foremost, a nice football team, and where I get in good with the coaches and players.”
This summer, Brown plans on camping at Maryland and Virginia. He wants to lower his forty time and get stronger before the start of the season.
He is using his former teammate Johnson for help in gaining more strength.
“I’ve taken a look at Chris Johnson’s work out plan he received from UVA,” said Brown. “I’m following that to try and get stronger. I will also get faster. My forty time is a little under 4.8, and I will lower it this summer.”
It remains to be seen where Brown will end up next year, however it looks like CHS has another Division I prospect on its hands. Stay tuned as we follow Devonta Brown ‘s recruitment over the next year.
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