Patrick Devenny was one of the top quarterbacks in attendance at TheInsiders/MSL Combine a few months ago. He has a strong arm and great size. After receiving his first offer from Colorado two days ago he committed on the spot. We get the full story on the latest addition to the Buffs' 2005 class! You can also check his video highlights below or by clicking on his profile."> Patrick Devenny was one of the top quarterbacks in attendance at TheInsiders/MSL Combine a few months ago. He has a strong arm and great size. After receiving his first offer from Colorado two days ago he committed on the spot. We get the full story on the latest addition to the Buffs' 2005 class! You can also check his video highlights below or by clicking on his profile.">

Buffs Land Quarterback, First Out-of-State Commit

<a href="http://scout.theinsiders.com/a.z?s=106&p=8&c=1&nid=1290869">Patrick Devenny</a> was one of the top quarterbacks in attendance at TheInsiders/MSL Combine a few months ago. He has a strong arm and great size. After receiving his first offer from Colorado two days ago he committed on the spot. We get the full story on the latest addition to the Buffs' 2005 class! You can also check his video highlights below or by clicking on his profile.

Height: 6-3 3/4
Weight: 225
40 time: 4.78
Bench: 285
Squat: 465
Clean: 250
Vertical:'28
From: Granite Bay, California
High School: Granite Bay

"My Mother had told me that Colorado received a commitment from a quarterback a few days ago so I called the coaches to find out who it was," said Devenny. "So I was disapointed when I heard that. At the time, I had not heard from CU in about a month. I called Coach Borbeley and aksed him about Riar Geer and he told me that he did commit, but as a tight end. Then I asked him where I stood with them and he told me that I would be getting something in the mail from them the next day and that it was a surprise. He told me to call them after I got it. The next day I got the FedEx letter with the offer and I was really excited."

"So I spoke with my head coach and my quarterbacks coach, Roger Theder, and they both told me to take it right now. So I called Coach Borbeley back that night (two nights ago) and told him I was committing. He said that was great news. So last night I called back and spoke with Coach Watson and he told me that I would be the only drop-back quarterback they are taking this class but that they might take another quarterback who could play at the position, or another position. So as of right now, I am committed to Colorado."

Does that mean that he could change his mind?

"No," Devenny said laughing. "That is where I wanted to go so I am real excited about it. Arizona was my first choice, but after they got William Tuitama I wasn't considering them anymore. Colorado has been my favorite ever since. They were in my top two. I am definitely excited about going there and my family is very happy, too."

Patrick is a classic drop-back type that possesses a strong arm and is good at grasping what defenses are trying to do to him. TheInsiders has seen him twice in person and has been impressed both times. He is not a real mobile quarterback but his speed has improved and he can escape when he needs to, to buy a little more time.

As a junior, Devenny threw for 1,650 yards and 20 touchdowns. He rushed for 200 yards and five touchdowns. Patrick was named first team all-league.

He competes with some of the Bay Area's best quarterbacks ever so often since they all go to the same coach (Theder). Devenny is competing with players like Tuitama, Kevin Lopina (Oregon State), K.C. Patterson, and Kyle Reed (Cal) on a regular basis. "I can stay with those guys. It matters what day it is. Some days they get the best of me and some days I get the best of them."

Patrick says he will call back on Sunday or Monday to speak with Coach Watson so they can have a longer conversation. He chose CU over interest from Arizona, Colorado State, UCLA, and Cal.

He stated his goals for when he arrives in Boulder. "I just want to go in and compete with a good frame of mind. Show the coaches and my teammates what I can do."

This summer, Devenny attended TheInsiders/MSL Combine, the Stanford Nike Combine, and the UA one-day camp. He carries a 3.7 core GPA and scored a 1040 on his SAT. Patrick would like to major in Business or Law.

His official visit to CU has not been decided yet.

"I am not too sure when that will be. The coaches were saying they aren't sure if I'll be able to take it during the season. They said it might have to be in December and my Parents will have to come with me. It might only be for a day, too. That is fine with me. I am excited to get out there and see what it's like."


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