Kansas JC Duo Talks ASU Visit

Aside from being former high school teammates and close friends, Butler County Community College (Kan.) linebacker Davon Durant and Hutchinson (Kan.) College defensive lineman Marquavius Lewis are two of the most coveted 2015 junior college prospects in the country. Both officially visited Tempe the last couple of days and raved about their experience to Devils Digest.

In previous interviews the 6-2 240-pound Davon Durant has put Arizona State on his short list, and this past weekend's trip, his first official visit to any school, did anything but dampen the enthusiasm this four-star prospect already had for the program.

"The visit went very well," Durant said. "The coaching staff and the people in general gave me a very good vibe. Coach Graham is a great guy. I love the scheme they run and they really have a lot of good stuff here. Awesome campus, good facilities and living is good out here.

"The way the coaches treated me was the most surprising thing. They are very honest people, and like everybody else here they are good people. I was hosted by Damarious Randall and he had nothing but good stuff to say about the team. He told me how the scheme works and how the coaches put you in position to be successful. He told me how important it is for the coaches that you graduate. It was good to hear a player say all that stuff."

Durant said that his versatility has been very appealing to the Sun Devil staff and he knows that he could fit this system very well.

"I'm a physical player who can get to the ball fast," Durant described. "I can rush the passer and also play the run. I'm just an all-around player who makes a lot of plays and when we watched film they said I could play the SAM or the WILL in their system. They will put in me in position depending on who we are playing. They scheme very well and just find a way for you to get to the ball and make a play."

South Carolina, Georgia and Florida State are the schools that Durant indentified early as the programs standing out the most, and currently he plans to take official visits to those schools, as well as Ole Miss.

"I haven't thought about (further) narrowing it down," Durant stated. "I want to take my visits first and see what I want to do. I do like what I saw at Arizona State."

Durant who is scheduled to graduate in December and is a two for two player, said that even though he will have to decide earlier on his future school than most 2015 prospects that he doesn't have a specific time frame for that resolution.

"Whenever I'm ready, whenever it hits me, that is when I will decide," Durant commented. "I'll decide when I know where I want to be. I'm going to look for a school that has the best program and best academics."

The linebacker was joined on the visit by five-star prospect, defensive lineman Marquavius Lewis, and Durant didn't rule out a package deal that would land both in the same school.

"We talk about possibly going to the same school," Durant admitted. "We just have to each go to the school that is the best fit for us, so we'll see what happens."

Speaking of Lewis, the Hutchinson standout shared many of the same visit sentiments as Durant did.

"They showed me a good time there and I like how they play defense," Lewis described. "It's an aggressive defense that gets after the quarterback and their players make a lot of plays and are successful. Their scheme is what impressed me the most on the visit. I want to get into Business Management and they have one of the top Business programs in the country.

"I like all the coaches and players I met and it was a real good time out there."

At 6-4 270 lbs, Marquavius Lewis is a gifted athlete that literally grew into his current position on defense. In 2013 he posted 70 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, 6 1/2 sacks, and 13 quarterback hurries.

"An outside linebacker prospect coming out of high school, Lewis hit his growth spurt without losing a step of his quickness," said Scott Kennedy, Scout.com's Director of Scouting on his evaluation of the lineman. "If anything, he's gotten quicker and faster as he approaches 275 pounds. Now not only can he out quick offensive tackles as he used to, now he's a powerful bull rusher as well. Advanced in his use of his hands to dispatch offensive tackles as well. Really all you could look for in a defensive end prospect."

"The (ASU) coaches like me at the 5 or 7-technique," Lewis commented. "They know that I'm a good athlete that can move very well for my size and get to the ball. I had a good year, but I know I can play even better. I was hosted by Marcus Hardison and he told me that they work hard there but that it leads you to being a better a football."

"I know you have to work hard on and off the field to be a better player and a better man."

Lewis unofficially visited Auburn and South Carolina, and has well over a dozen scholarship offers. Nonetheless, the lineman said that with the plethora of attention he is receiving from several programs that ASU has been able to distinguish themselves, which is why he decided to take an official visit there.

"They (ASU) have been recruiting me hard for a while," Lewis stated. "I don't have a short a list right now. It's still up in the air and I want to visit other schools to see what's out there. But Arizona State is definitely a school I'm going to consider."

Lewis is also scheduled to graduate in December and is a three for two player.

"I'm going to decide sometime before my season ends," Lewis said. "I'm going to look at the depth the school has at my position, because I want to come in and help right away. But I know that wherever I got to it will take a lot of hard work."

Click here for Durant's highlights (high school).

Click here for Lewis' highlights.


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