Arizona athlete prospect Devin Veal (6-0, 170, 4.45) from Sierra Vista (Ariz.) Buena is getting recruiting attention for his talents for both football and baseball.
Veal has played quarterback, wide receiver, safety and cornerback during his high school career. He was selected all-league (HM) as a quarterback his junior season after passing for 850 yards and nine touchdowns. He also rushed for 390 yards and added four rushing touchdowns.
In spot duty as a safety he picked up eight tackles, five pass deflections and forced two fumbles. Not bad a hitter for a part-timer.
On the baseball diamond, Veal is a utility player. He plays shortstop, second-base, center field and pitcher.
As a freshman, he hit .350 and he did the same as a sophomore. His junior season is just beginning.
Veal is getting recruited for his football skills by Northern Arizona, Arizona, Oregon, Oregon State, Georgia Tech, Army and Air Force.
As far as baseball is concerned, Veal is getting recruiting action from Stanford, USC, Arizona, Arizona State, Virginia and K-State.
If Veal gets a chance he would like to play both sports in college.
Veal comes from athletic bloodlines. His brother, Donald Veal, is in the Chicago Cubs organization. There have been rumors that his cousin is former Arizona Wildcat quarterback, Ronnie Veal, but is a false rumor as there is no relation.
What is Veal looking for in a college?
"I want to attend a school that has a good combination of athletics and academics," Veal said. "I'm also looking for a school where I feel comfortable."