Some of Atlanta’s college football prospects will be writing a weekly diary for the AJC until February’s signing day. They will be sharing their thoughts, opinions, adventures and perspectives on the recruiting journey.
Shamire DeVine is the most highly-touted member of Georgia Tech’s 2013 recruiting class. Devine, who is ranked as the state’s No. 1 offensive lineman and a 4-star by Scout.com, committed to Georgia Tech over Florida State, while also considering football scholarship offers from Florida, UGA, Tennessee and USC. He pledged to Georgia Tech in early May.
I watched Georgia Tech’s game against Virginia Tech. It was a pretty sad ending but I know how that feels because we [my high school] just lost, minus the overtime period. It’s just one game, still got a lot more to go, and a lot of work can still be put in.
I did get to watch Georgia Tech’s offensive linemen but I didn’t get enough time to see the whole game, only the fourth quarter and overtime. But I still think once I learn the Triple Option, I will fit in pretty well.
It has been awhile since I last talked to a coach from Georgia Tech. I’ve called. I guess I just can’t get them on the phone at 9 p.m. after practice. I don’t know when I will go visit Georgia Tech again, but I know it will be soon. And I will try to make every home game to show my support for the team.
I haven’t really heard anything from other schools lately, and I haven’t set up any official visits.
Our first game at Tri-Cities did not go so well [losing to Booker T. Washington 12-7]. Individually, some did good, even outstanding. But as a team, there were too many mistakes and missed calls. We could have done better. We gave Washington their points and we defeated ourselves.
I thought I played extremely good in the opener but film said I did OK. I did well when it came to run blocking. This is a first time in a long time that I got some real pancakes. It felt good. I just wish it didn’t hurt so much to get up from the underbelly of the pile.
If I have to improve on anything, it would be my stamina because it has become necessary that I will have to play both sides of the ball. It should be fun, though.