Colorado has always had a lot of success recruiting in California over the years and they dipped in to that pipeline once more in landing quarterback Patrick Devenny. Devenny, 6-3, 215 pounds has a nice upside and is one of the biggest sleepers in the Golden state this year.
"I actually committed Tuesday night," Devenny said. "Coach Borberly offered me that morning and I talked things over with my family and my quarterback coach, Roger Theder, and they said I should jump on it. Colorado and Arizona had been my top two for a long time and once Willie (Tuitama) committed there, I really looked hard at Colorado.
"I was hearing a lot from Colorado State too but they picked up a commitment from a quarterback the day I was going to fly out there for an unofficial visit. Things couldn't have worked out any better though because now I'm going to my first choice."
Devenny has never been to Colorado before but said that wasn't a problem nor was the off the field issues that the Buffs have been dealing with the past few months.
"Everyone I talked with said Colorado is just an incredible place," Devenny said. "The campus and the area is just beautiful so I wasn't worried that I was committing to a school that I had never seen. I'm looking forward to taking an unofficial visit out there although I don't have anything set up right now. As for the off the field issues, again, everyone I've talked with said basically what happened at CU happens on every campus, they just got caught.
"Right now, I'm just excited to have this out of the way but I'm still going to work harder than ever. My coach made a point to tell me that just because I'm committed, I can't all of sudden coast. I would never do that anyway, that's just not me. We're moving up a division this year and I know I'll have a target on my back now so I'm going to work harder than ever."
Devenny completed 90-155 passes for 1,650 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior. He had a solid showing at the NorCal Nike camp and then looked very good at the EA SPORTS Elite 11 workout at Cal the following day. He has good size and arm strength and is a very good pocket passer. Academically he's solid as well carrying a 3.7 GPA with a 1040 SAT score.