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From: Monetta, South Carolina
High School: Ridge-Spring Monetta
In a surprise commitment, the CU staff received a call from a player from the South today that they had been recruiting since the summer time. Devonne Quattlebaum called up the Buff staff this morning to give his verbal. "Yep, he committed to Colorado this morning," Ridge-Springs Monetta Head Coach Mark Rodgers explained. "Colorado is getting a player that is a coach on the field. He has been our starting quarterback and free safety since his freshman season. He is a quick player but on Friday nights he is fast. You never see him getting chased down from behind."
Quattlebaum visited Boulder for the Arizona State game.
Rodgers says that CU has recruited him as a free safety but that could change. "They might change their mind after they see some film on him from this season. He has about 1,000 yards rushing and 700 passing. He can play some offense and is great with the ball in his hands. He could play anywhere; receiver, running back, corner, or safety."
Before becoming a Buff, Quattlebaum had a written offer from Kentucky. He visited there in June. He was also receiving interest from Furman, Wofford and Middle Tennessee State. "South Carolina has recently started to show some interest, too."
The athlete was recruited to CU by Graduate Assistant Joe Bever and Defensive Coordinator Ron Collins.
The Buffalo Sports News will attempt to speak with Quattlebaum later this evening for comment.