"It's really a dream come true," DeVito said. "When I flipped my laptop open and went to the Bleacher Report site and they said we have a surprise at 6-foot-2, 185 with 10 and 1/4 inch hands. I got the hint because that was my exact size.
"When they said my name, a weight dropped off my back and there is no better feeling."
What did DeVito do during the weekend to earn the nod?
"Devito made a huge jump from Friday to Sunday to earn his spot as one of the 12 quarterbacks to make it to The Opening," Scout recruiting analyst Greg Biggins said. "In Sunday's 7v7 session, Devito absolutely killed the workout to solidify his spot.
"He has one of the strongest arms in the event, was decisive with his throws, quick with his reads and deadly accurate. He'll need to continue to work on his touch and not trying to overthrow at times but he has dynamite in his elbow and has the ability to get the ball down the field with accuracy and precision."
When he signs with Syracuse in February, he will become the first Elite 11 finalist to sign with the Orange. DeVito earned an invite to the finals even in Los Angeles by winning quarterbacks MVP at The Opening regional on New Jersey this spring.
DeVito added that despite the accolades and perhaps extra attention from other schools not previously involved in his recruitment, he remains completely committed to Syracuse.
"I am one million percent committed to Syracuse University."
Scout will have much more on DeVito at the Elite 11 in the coming days including a video interview from the event, video highlights and a full evaluation of his performance.