2-Way Football Standout Looking at AU

Norcross High School junior Devonta Bolton discusses his visit to Auburn and interest in the football Tigers.

Norcross, Ga.--Auburn is one of the early leaders for 6-4, 215-pound athlete Devonta Bolton of Norcross, Ga., High School. The two-way football star took a visit to the Plains for A-Day and says he likes what the program has to offer.

"It was nice," Bolton explains. "They have a nice program, nice campus and nice facilities. We looked at the weight room, the academic center, some of the classrooms, some of the programs if you miss class or something like that."

Bolton plays receiver and strong safety at Norcross High, but is being recruited by defensive coordinator Will Muschamp at a different position.

"He's a cool guy," Bolton says of Muschamp. "He is someone who will tell you how it is and he is not going to sugarcoat it. He is straight-up with you. Auburn is recruiting me as a weakside linebacker. It wouldn't bother me. On defense my strength is my ability to react and my speed.

"I'm better at wide receiver," he adds, "I just have the body of a strong safety."

Auburn is one of five colleges that have offered Bolton.

"I have offers from Mississippi State, Auburn, Kentucky and Boston College," Bolton says. "South Carolina has offered me, too. I got it a few days ago. Georgia is recruiting me and they are in the process of offering me a scholarship. I'll probably have that later this month."

Because of academics and competing in track, the Auburn visit is the only campus trip Bolton has made it to this spring. However, he plans on visiting several other colleges and going to camps this summer to help him make his college decision before his senior season starts.

"We might in a couple of days be going up to South Carolina," Bolton notes. "I think after May we might go up to Kentucky and Boston College. I'm going to Auburn camp and Alabama camp and Furman this summer. Those are the only camps I know of, but I'll probably go to more.

"Academics is a key, but it will come down to me having the right fit with the coaches so I will have like a family and we can be together. I want them to embrace me and show me the right way, but I don't want them to hold my hold and not let me be free and stuff like that."

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