Prospect Enjoys Playing Offense and Defense

Norcross High School football player Devonta Bolton discusses recruiting.

Norcross, Ga.--A rising senior wide receiver who has excellent size was one of the standout summer campers at Auburn this year.

Devonta Bolton, 6-2 1/2, 220 pounds from Norcross High School, is also a standout on defense at strong safety.

His play and potential have attracted plenty of interest from colleges. Updating his list of colleges, he says, "I have offers from Georgia, Alabama, Auburn, Boston College, Kentucky, Florida, Indiana, Arkansas, Miami, Florida and Arkansas.

"I went to Georgia to visit," notes Bolton, who says he doesn't have a leader. "I was at Florida earlier this summer. I will probably take some more visits. I want to have my decision on what school I will go to this summer."

Bolton, who says he is interested in majoring in business management, has these comments when asked about his style of play. "The best thing about my game is my physicalness, my size and my explosiveness," he says.

""One thing I want to get better with is my decision-making and having higher expectations from me and my coaches that I have to do better when my team is counting on me."

Bolton says he has a best 40-yard dash time of 4.45 and uses his speed to run on the Norcross track and field team. He runs the 4x100, 200 and 4x400 and also high jumps. In the weight room, he says he bench presses 330 pounds.

The two-way performer says he enjoyed his camp experience checking out Coach Tommy Tuberville's Tigers. "I like the facilities at Auburn," he notes. "That is one of the key things. I also like the coaching staff. They make someone new to the system feel like a family."

Commenting on whether he is better on offense or defense, Bolton ponders the question before answering and then says, "I really don't know which one I am better at. Some people say I am more physical and better on offense and some people say I am more physical and better on defense. I like playing both to the best of my ability and just being an athlete."


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