2011 Intro: Devin Flowers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Mallard Creek high school has played a total of 34 varsity football games. In each of those games there has been one constant: Devin Flowers was starting on the offensive line.

"I've been blessed enough to not get hurt and to have the ability to start," Flowers said.

That isn't Flowers' lone accomplishment. The 6-foot-3, 285-pound guard hasn't allowed a sack since his freshman season.

"To have someone like that on our line is big," Mallard Creek head football coach Mike Palmieri said. "I know I have one guy that won't miss a block and we can count on him in a one-on-one situation. So we set up our pass blocking around him, pretty much."

"Protecting my quarterback is everything to me," Flowers said. "I do not want my quarterback to get dirty. I want him to be able to stand tall and clean in the pocket and just focus on passing the ball."

That quarterback has been Marquise Williams, who passed for 2,000 yards last season and has received approximately 20 scholarship offers.

Flowers, who was named to the Charlotte Observer's All-Observer and All-Mecklenburg County teams, also helped Mallard Creek rush for over 3,000 yards

"He pulls a lot, because he's athletic," Palmieri said. "…He helps us with the power game, the counter game, [and] boot game. It's big to have a kid like that that can move and is as physical as him."

Flowers is capable of playing any position along Mallard Creek's offensive line – and has throughout his career. Typically, though, he lines up at left guard.

Guard is also the position at which most colleges are recruiting Flowers. He's receiving interest from Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, NC State, and Wake Forest – all for offensive guard.

Flowers is awaiting his first scholarship offer, but believes Clemson and Georgia Tech are close. He plans to camp at both schools, as well as UNC.

"Right now, I don't have favorites, but if I had a top four it would probably be Clemson, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, and NC State," Flowers said. "Those are the schools I feel comfortable with."

Fall visits to two of the aforementioned schools left a strong impression on Flowers.

"I went down to Clemson and Georgia Tech and I really felt comfortable there," Flowers said. "I liked the atmosphere down there and I liked the coaches."

Flowers has also visited Duke and NC State.

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