Charlton County LB picks the Boilermakers

Folkston (Ga) Charlton County linebacker DeVarro Greaves has decided to end his recruiting process. Scout.com spoke to Charlton County head coach Rich McWhorter about DeVarro Greaves and his decision to play for the Purdue Boilermakers.

"Yes, It's official. He's actually not even going to take any other official visits," said Charlton County coach Rich McWhorter. "He going to Purdue."

"When you talk about DeVarro Greaves, you got to talk about what an incredible young man he is. He's a great young man with high character. He's very determined to excel. He's everything you would want in a football player. We love him to death and we're really going to miss the guy."

This past season, Greaves played tight end/wide receiver on offense and outside linebacker/defensive end on defense. He caught 27 passes for 472 yards and had nine touchdowns and totaled 14 solo tackles, 1.5 sacks and a fumble recovery for a touchdown.

"I think DeVarro has got a really positive upside," he said. "He's still growing. He just turned seventeen. He's already a big kid with great athleticism and he can really run. He's going to have a great career."

Greaves stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 200 pounds. He runs a 4.55 forty and is being recruited by Purdue defensive coordinator Brock Spack to play outside linebacker.

"Coach Spack said when the offensive coordinator looks at the film on DeVarro, he's going to want him to play slot receiver for the them. He said there would be a big-time conversation amongst the coaching staff about where Devarro is going to play for the Boilermakers."

Greaves is a talented athlete who could play on either side of the ball in college. How does he feel about playing outside linebacker on the next level?

"DeVarro has nothing but a good feeling about all of that. He just wants to satisfy and do whatever makes his coaching staff happy. That's kind of the attitude he has about the whole thing. I can't stress to you enough what kind of morals this kid's got. He just a wonderful kid to coach."

Greaves was offered scholarships by Illinois, Middle Tennessee State, Western Michigan and Coastal Carolina.

He becomes the second Charlton County player in two years to commit to Purdue. True Freshman David Pender is getting quality playing time at cornerback for the Boilermakers.

"David has played in every single game this year," said coach McWhorter. "He actually started against Hawaii in their last game of the regular season. David could end up having a better college career than he had at the high school level."


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