Davis Contacts Another Five-Star RB

Butch Davis has reached out to yet another Scout.com five-star running back – Noel Devine.

"I was told that [Davis] had called Noel," said North Fort Myers (Fla.) head football coach James Iandoli. "I guess the initial contact's made, Noel's not committed anywhere, and he's considering all options."

Not only is Devine, a 5-foot-8 170-pound tailback, not committed anywhere, but he's virtually wide open.

"The only [official visit] that we've put on paper would be LSU; we're in the process of working that out," said Iandoli. "He's showing great interest in West Virginia, LSU, [and] Florida. He plans on taking his visits in January and moving on from that."

Apparently, it isn't too late in the process for North Carolina to throw its hat into the ring.

"I don't know [what UNC's chances are], but I'd say they have just as much of a chance as anyone else as long as they're showing interest in Noel," said Iandoli.

One concern is Devine's academics, which Iandoli says is a book that isn't closed, yet.

"I don't know how [Noel's academic situation] got misconstrued," said Iandoli. "Obviously, [prep school] is an option if things don't work out. I don't know how it got to the level it did [media wise], but we're sticking to Play A and that's for him to be eligible for Division I football at the end of the year. If it doesn't go that way, then we'll talk about Plan B and Milford [Academy]."

While leading North Fort Myers into the state quarterfinals, Devine gained 2,148 yards and scored 30 touchdowns, including five games with over 200 yards rushing and one in which he surpassed the 300 mark. Ranked as the number one running back in the country by Scout.com, Devine was selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

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