DeVine An OL Prospect to Watch For 2013 Class

A rising junior was one of the performers who stood out in a football prospects camp at Auburn.

East Point, Ga.--Both physically and with his work in the one-on-one drills, Shamire DeVine stood out at Auburn's one-day June camp for football prospects.

Already a two-year starter at Tri-Cities High School even though he is just headed into his junior year there, DeVine is already attracting attention from Southeastern Conference programs.

"I have a scholarship offer from Kentucky and one from UGA," says DeVine, who notes that he is 6-5 1/2, 341 pounds.

It won't be a surprise if the next SEC offer he receives is from Auburn. "Auburn's head offensive line coach (Jeff Grimes) spent time with me," says DeVine, who adds that he got some good tips from the coach on blocking skills.

The big lineman says the trip to Auburn was his first visit to check out the 2010 national champions. He says that his next camp will be one at Georgia. Earlier this year he participated in the Atlanta MVP Camp and was one of the top performers at the event.

Commenting on his day in Auburn, DeVine says, "I liked the camp although it was hot and windy and I needed to drink a lot of water. The camp was big and fun. There were a lot of people at it."

Shamire DeVine

At Tri-Cities High the big lineman is an honor student whose athletic focus is football. "My family is into basketball and tennis, but I am the football type," he says.

"In school I take AP (advanced placement) classes and make A's and B's," he notes. The lineman says that he is interested in studying computers and international business when he gets to college.'s South Recruiting Manager, Chad Simmons, predicts that interest in DeVine will grow. "He still has to get stronger and work on his technique in pass protection, but he has it," the analyst says. "He will be a top prospect in 2013. He has good feet, long arms, and the frame you look for in an offensive tackle."

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