Q&A With Devonta Brown

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Devonta Brown is a 6-3, 235 pound linebacker prospect from Charlottesville High School (VA). He has received a scholarship offer from the University of Virginia and is receiving serious interest from Clemson, Maryland, Duke, and North Carolina.

Edge: Did you attend UVA’s victory over Wake Forest Saturday? If so, what did you think about the game?

DB: “Yes I did. It was kind of frustrating. I was just hoping they would get that interception, and I was excited when they did.”

Edge: Did you think Hughes was going to make the 53-yard field goal?

DB: (Laughing) “No I didn’t think he would make it. It’s good that he did. I’m really glad they won the game.”

Edge: Speaking of winning games, your team won its first game last week.

DB: “Yes, we finally won our first game! We beat Louisa 20-14. And it was a district game. Our first three games were all non-district games. If we win all of our district games, we can make it to the playoffs. Next up is Turner Ashby. I heard they are undefeated, so it’ll be tough.”

Edge: You’ve take many unofficial trips to Virginia games. Take fans through a typical “unofficial visit.”

DB: “You watch the game with all of the other recruits. Towards the end, we all go down to the field to watch the end of the game. After the game, we all go into the locker rooms, where we can talk to the players and the coaches. We can talk to anyone we want to talk to.”

Edge: Who are some of the Virginia players you have become good friends with?

DB: “Chris Johnson, who played with me last year at Charlottesville. I’ve also gotten to know Vince Redd, Jermaine Dias, and Ahmad Brooks.”

Edge: What did you think of Brooks’ performance on Saturday?

DB: “He did really good. Even though he’s just a freshman, he’s got a lot of experience under his belt. I like the way he plays, and I want to be just like that.”

Edge: How does Chris Johnson like UVA so far?

DB: “He likes it a lot. They are red-shirting him this year, but they expect him to play a lot next year at defensive end. They trimmed him down and are now putting a lot of muscle weight on him. With the way they are getting him to look, I could only imagine what they could do with me.”

Edge: You and Chris Long