Junior to Watch - RB Devon Freeman

RB Devon Freeman was a 5A all-state selection in 2004 and is receiving interest from numerous D-1 programs. We break down this talented back in our look at one of 2005's top players.

Junior to Watch- RB Devon Freeman

5-11, 197 pounds, 4.49-seconds in the 40-yard dash

Niceville (Fla) High School

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Expect to hear a lot more about RB Devon Freeman over the coming months. Freeman was one of the Sunshine State's most impressive backs in 2004, rushing for 1,179 yards on 179 carries while scoring 13 touchdowns. He has an impressive burst through the line of scrimmage and plays physical. Once in the secondary, Freeman has the jets to outrun the defense. Given his combination of size, toughness, and quick feet, it's not hard to envision Freeman as a solid safety prospect on the next level. If he puts together some impressive combine performances this summer, look for Freeman's stock to rise rapidly over the coming months.

What Freeman is looking for in a school- "I want to stay in the south. I want a place where my talents will help the team and the team will improve my talents."

Schools recruiting Freeman- Auburn, Alabama, Michigan, NC State, Florida, Florida State, Clemson, Ole Miss, Maryland and others.

Scholarship Offers- None currently

Current top five schools- Freeman has no favorites currently

Favorite team growing up- "Georgia, because I'm originally from Atlanta."

Summer camp plans- "Auburn passing camp with my team"

What Freeman likes about NC State- "I like the location and the conference (they play in)."


-5A all-state first team as a utility player

-all-area as a junior

-all-area honorable mention as a sophomore

Academics- Freeman has a 2.6 GPA but has yet to take the SAT or ACT

Freeman describing himself- "I'm a big, strong, fast runner with good field vision. Most games I faced eight or nine men in the box since we were primarily a running team.

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