One of the best overall athletes in the state of South Carolina this year is three sports super athlete Devon Heath from Lancaster High School. The defensive back standout has proven that he's a top talent for the class of 2004.
One of the best overall athletes in the state this year is three sports Super Athlete Devon Heath from Lancaster High School. The defensive back standout has proven that his athletic ability on the field will have scouts all over the southeast headed to Bruin country to see the All-Region player.
Devon Heath stands at 5'11" and with a 190lbs. frame; he can deliver a hit to any opposing wide outs that venture into his part of the field. He led the Bruins with 96 tackles (58 solos), 13 tackles for loss and 1.5 Sacks. He intercepted a pass and broke up an amazing 19 passes.
"We just want to win games and improve as a team in 2003" Devon started. "Our fans have always been behind us and they support us 100%. We would love to show them how much we appreciate all the fans by winning the big games and winning a region championship."
When we spoke with Devon earlier this week, he had just finished back to back game nights with the Lancaster Varsity Basketball team. The Bruins are sitting at 17-5 and need one victory in the last 2 games for a Region 3 title and a home game in the playoffs.
After putting the sneakers up later on this month, Devon will put on the spikes where he is a major part of the baseball program. "I play 3B and SS and also am starting pitcher for the baseball team." Devon told us. "I enjoy baseball and Lancaster is crazy for baseball. They support the Bruins and the American Legion team."
Devon is the cousin of former SC Baseball great Earl Cunningham who was a first round and the #3 pick overall in the 1986 Major League Baseball Draft. It is obvious that Devon comes from a great athletic family. He is currently benching 230, squatting 415 and clean jerking 245.
Devon started the 2002 season in strong fashion. Against arch rival Andrew Jackson, he recorded 14 tackles, forced one fumble and broke up 3 passes. He followed that performance with a 12 tackle game against Crestwood in Week 2.
"I want to play college ball in the ACC or SEC, that is my goal." Devon is hearing from South Carolina, Randy Jackson lives down the street and it would be cool to follow him to USC. I feel I could play Spur in their defense or if they change to the 4-3 defense then I could play strong safety and support the run"
Sounds like Devon has been doing his homework on the field and off. He holds a solid 3.43 GPA in college prep classes and is waiting on his test scores. He projects as a full qualifier.
When asked his thoughts about the recruiting process, Devon seemed to take it all in stride. "With Basketball, baseball, spring practice and keeping up with my grades that takes a lot of time. I trust that Coach Roscoe and my position coach (Coach Brian Thompson) will help me with the process and make sure I do what I need to do on the field and off the field."
But first on Devon's agenda are the basketball playoffs, baseball season, spring practice, and then the pageantry of Friday nights.
"Man, I live for Friday nights. There is nothing else like it. Everyone is at the game and everyone is rooting for us. I get excited just thinking about and can't wait"
Neither can we Devon, neither can we.
Best of luck to Devon, Coach Roscoe and the Lancaster Bruins in 2003.