JC LB Devin Bishop Visits Minnesota

Devin Bishop, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound linebacker from City College of San Francisco, visited Minnesota this weekend and watched the Gophers defeat Iowa. Bishop comes from a football family as his father Dennis and brother Desmond also played at CCSF. Dad played at Illinois and his brother starts at California. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Bishop to learn the latest of his recruitment.

Devin Bishop has led City College of San Francisco to a 9-1 mark as they outscored their opposition 402-134. The NorCal Co-Champ will finish their season December 2nd in the San Francisco Hawaiian Punch Community College Bowl against Fresno (8-2).

Bishop visited Missouri last weekend and has offers from Missouri, Minnesota, California, Washington and Oregon.

The Gophers are also recruiting several City College of San Francisco teammates. Defensive back Durrell Clark-James also visited the campus this weekend and teammates wide receiver Kenny O'Neal and defensive back De'Shon Sanders are likely to visit next weekend, according to Bishop.

"Most guys coming in to CCSF aren't really well known by Division I schools before they start playing here," defensive coordinator Anthony Feliciano told the San Francisco Examiner. "But everyone already knew about Devin the second he got here."

"I've had a lot of great linebackers here — Lance Mitchell, who played in the NFL, Kai Lewis, who played for the University of Washington, and Devin's brother Desmond, who I always believed was the most intense player I've ever coached," Feliciano said. "But I have to say Devin could be the most complete linebacker I've ever seen — and certainly the most intense one on the football field."

"I've always practiced to be ready for all situations," said Bishop told the Examiner. "I don't want to be a specialist type of player. I want to be on the football field at all times."

"Everyone thinks that because my brother and dad played football that they made me do it or I played because I felt I had to," said Bishop. "But really they didn't do anything other than introduce me to the game I love. That's why I play, for no other reason. Because I just love football."

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