Devey makes strides at Snow

Last year was the first time that Snow OT Jordan Devey (6-7, 325) had ever put on a football helmet and because of that, he's become a very intriguing prospect. JCFootball.com spoke with the athletic line prospect and he talked about his decision to start playing football once he entered college and what he did prior to playing on the gridiron...

"I was in the band in high school," Devey said with a chuckle when asked about what he did before playing football. "I had never played football before and then I went on my (LDS) mission, so when I got home, I was sorta thinking about what I wanted to do and people said I should try football."

Devey spent 2007 and 2008 in Costa Rica and said it was a life-changing experience.

"It was a great thing for me to do," Devey said. "It was beautiful there, but down there you don't eat a lot of meat, it's basically rice and vegetables, so I was pretty lean when I came back."

Devey said he weighed 320 when he left the states and when he returned he was 250.

"When I got back, the first thing I needed to do was get bigger and stronger," Devey said. "When I got here to Snow, I could only bench 150 and now I'm up to 315 so it's been moving in the right direction for me.

"I played last year around 305 or so and I've added strength and size and that's been my focus this offseason. I'm also working a lot on my technique and my footwork because I played guard last year and I'm going to move to left tackle this fall."

No schools have made contact with Devey at this point in the recruiting process, but the hope is they will get into the mix in the near future now that the May evaluation period is underway.

"I'm really enjoying myself and I want to keep playing," Devey said. "My coaches said just to keep working hard and improving and that the schools will see what I have to offer and what I can do."

Devey will finish his AA degree in December and he'll have three years to play two following the 2010 season.

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