Bolton Has Tigers On Short List

A recruiting report features Norcross star Devonta Bolton.

Norcross, Ga.--Devonta Bolton, a physical two-way player with track and field speed, was one of the standouts at last week's Hoover seven on seven passing tournament that attracted high school teams from across the country.

The 6-2 1/2, 220-pounder from Norcross High School is on the radar of more than just a few colleges. A standout wide receiver, linebacker and safety prospect, Bolton is looking at four SEC programs plus Boston College from the Big East.

"This summer I've been visiting a lot of different schools to see which one I like the most," he says. "I found that a lot of the schools are equal…especially the powerhouses like Georgia, Auburn, Alabama, Florida, and then BC. Those are my favorite schools.

"What's going to help me make my decision is the coaching staff…which one I feel the most comfortable with and which one is recruiting me the hardest. It's been an interesting experience this summer. I've been blessed."

With his senior season almost here, Bolton has been working out with his teammates. "We get up every morning and train from about 6:30 to about 8:30," he says. "We do routes, we lift weights and a lot of stuff like that. We prepare for a lot of camps like the one at Hoover. That one is one of the biggest we've been to, but we didn't do as well as we wanted to.

"We start out playing North Gwinnett and Peachtree Ridge," Bolton says. "Peachtree Ridge was the champion of our division last year. It's going to be an interesting year.

"My teammates and I, we try to push each other to get better," he adds. "We have so many weapons. That's what makes it an interesting experience and what is so great about it."

Bolton is shown at last week's seven on seven event at Hoover High School.

In addition to his trip to the Birmingham area for the Hoover event, he has been in the state of Alabama twice recently for college camps at Auburn and in Tuscaloosa.

"For Auburn, I like the coaching staff," he says. "They're nice. They're wired. They're some great guys. I'd love to go out there and play linebacker for them because I know they'll push me to be the best that I possibly can. That's the type of program I like.

"For Alabama, I like the coaching staff and the people. There were like 92 plus thousand there for their spring game just showing some love. Alabama has not always had a great season, but Nick Saban is going to turn that program around."

Bolton says he expects to have a decision on his college choice this month. "I'm going to make up my mind the second week of August," he says. "We're having a press conference at our school."

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