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2015 Watch List WR Devonaire Clarington to visit USF

2015 Watch List WR Devonaire Clarington (Palmetto Bay, Fla.) recently transferred from Southridge, and will play both ways this season for Westminster Christian.

“I’m playing strictly receiver and defense this year.”

The 6-foot-5, 220 pound target has already developed chemistry with Westminster’s quarterback, senior Hunter Boyett.

“He’s the best quarterback I’ve worked with outside of Troy Cook,” he said. “Boyett puts the ball right in my chest. He has good velocity and it’s taking some getting used to.”

Clarington told Varsity Preps he’s transitioning well to his new school.

“I like everything about Westminster. Our staff is working us hard and it’s tougher academically.”

Academically, he reports his situation is improving.

“Everything is looking good, my grades are up.”

The talented junior talked about his goals for the upcoming season.

“I have high expectations. My goal is to dominate every play and help move the chains. I feel that we have a championship caliber offense and we can’t be stopped.”

This offseason, he stayed sharp by playing 7-on-7 for Team Hard Knocks and attended a pair of college camps.

“I’ve only been to two: Miami and Duke. I ran a 4.5 at Duke’s camp,” he said. “This Friday, I’ll be on USF’s campus.”

Clarington reports an impressive offer list.

“There’s a lot: Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, Notre Dame, Miami, Florida St., UCF, Purdue, Marshall.”

Although he claims everyone is pretty much even, the Georgia Bulldogs appear to be the slight leader.

Georgia is No. 1 right now. I have a buddy that just committed there, Gilbert Johnson, but I don’t know what Georgia will be like in two years.”

The hometwon Hurricanes are recruiting Clarington heavily.

Miami was my first offer, they’ll definitely be in my final five schools. I talk to the whole staff and they show me lots of attention. Miami is the program I talk to most right now. Everything is good with UM.”

Westminster’s newest offensive weapon said he’s looking for a program where he feels most comfortable and has no preference on which position he might play.

“I’m searching for the best all around fit and I’m willing to play any position my college coach needs me at.”

Clarington is taking the recruiting process slowly and is in no rush to make a decision.

“No decision date, I’m just letting things take its course.”

— Michael Bradley

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