Recruiting Diary: Georgia Tech-bound OL Shamire Devine (with video) Vol. II

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, 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.

Georgia Tech-bound Shamire Devine won OL MVP honors at Atlanta NIKE camp (AJC)

Georgia Tech-bound Shamire Devine won OL MVP honors at Atlanta NIKE camp (AJC)

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.

  • Featured prospect: Shamire DeVine
  • Position: Offensive lineman
  • Size: 6-7, 340
  • High School: Tri-Cites
  • College: Committed to Georgia Tech over FSU, while also considering football scholarship offers from Florida, UGA, Tennessee and USC
  • Fast fact: His high school teammate, good friend, and fellow offensive lineman, Jeremi Hall, is also committed to Georgia Tech

16 comments Add your comment

A person SMART enough to know.....

September 7th, 2012
9:15 am

Big dude he will have to work on stamina for sure if he wants to come in fight for a starting spot t Tech next season.

Uber Dawg

September 7th, 2012
11:37 am

You will have great fun at tech. You get to dive and try to undercut the defensive lineman on every play. That will translate really well to the NFL. I am sure you will be a first rounder with those skills.


September 7th, 2012
11:37 am

Both of these Tech recruits are some big ole boys. My son and I were behind them in line at a camp and they were huge! Best of luck to both of them.

I thought the video was pretty cool too!

Mike Bell 790

September 7th, 2012
11:48 am

GT = 10 time loser to Mark Richt

September 7th, 2012
12:38 pm

Just practice falling down after the snap, Shamire. It’s good training for the triple option.


September 7th, 2012
1:05 pm

Tri-Cities didn’t give Washington anything. Washington ran the ball at them and scored against all that size. I will post the game you be the judge and our defensive line ran around him and that size feet to slow for washington speed. Ciollege coaching will help.


September 7th, 2012
1:09 pm

Tri-Cities vs. Washington 2012 1st game you be the judge. their big guys foot work is slow

Rick James

September 7th, 2012
1:34 pm

I wish you would reconsider Georgia because I think you’re going to be a beast of a lineman.Best of luck.


September 7th, 2012
2:24 pm

Shamire made a good choice of schools. The haters will hate. Haters will hate you even when you do what they want you to.



September 7th, 2012
2:25 pm

Thank you Shamire for also bringing your buddy Jeremi. Y’all will be a force for several years and have a great college experience.

Rick James

September 7th, 2012
3:19 pm

Sharmire if you have the great season that I know will and decide that you want to visit another school to be sure you’re making the right choice you will see the hatred that RambleOn84 is talking about.However dont be surprised if it comes from fans of the school where you have committed.

230gr Full Metal Jacket

September 7th, 2012
5:13 pm

“it has become necessary that I will have to play both sides of the ball. It should be fun”. Hmmm….. Can you say “New nose tackle”? Talk about plugging up the middle of the line!! He’s going to be an awesome offensive lineman, but it is intriguing that he is getting some Defensive line experience this season. Should have CAG’s attention! Plus, he’s apparently now playing “Iron man” football, so conditioning and stamina should be no issue for him when he is only playing on one side of the ball. I can’t wait to see this class in action!!!!

GO JACKETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


September 7th, 2012
11:17 pm

Looking forward to Shamire’s career at Tech. Our line should be much improved with him and Jeremi on board.

Boobie Bowden

September 9th, 2012
9:05 am

Welcome to the flats guy.


September 9th, 2012
1:15 pm

AP Poll is out. No one was impressed with your lackluster win versus MIZZOU.

AP Top 25

Record; Pts; Pv

1. Alabama (48) 2-0; 1,486; 1

2. Southern Cal (8) 2-0; 1,414; 2

3. LSU (4) 2-0; 1,404; 3

4. Oregon 2-0; 1,299; 4

5. Florida State; 2-0; 1,160; 6

5. Oklahoma 2-0; 1,160; 5

7. Georgia 2-0; 1,155; 7

8. South Carolina 2-0; 1,025; 9

9. West Virginia 1-0; 1,017; 9

10. Michigan State 2-0; 995; 11

11. Clemson 2-0; 868; 12

12. Ohio State 2-0; 772; 14

13. Virginia Tech 2-0; 734; 15

14. Texas 2-0; 716; 17

15. Kansas State 2-0; 714; 21

16. TCU 1-0; 542; 20

17. Michigan 1-1; 429; 19

18. Florida 2-0; 427; 24

19. Louisville 2-0; 316; 23

20. Notre Dame 2-0; 310; 22

21. Stanford 2-0; 260; 25

22. UCLA 2-0; 250; NR

23. Tennessee 2-0; 177; NR

24. Arizona 2-0; 149; NR

25. BYU 2-0; 110; NR


September 9th, 2012
1:16 pm

Meant to put this on UGA blog.