Massillon (Ohio) Washington's Nathaniel Devers was one of the top performers in a deep group of offensive linemen at Sunday's Rivals Camp Series presented by Under Armour in Pittsburgh. He then turned around and added his first BCS offer on Monday.
"I have been talking to Indiana a bit and got a handwritten letter in the mail probably a month and a half ago from Coach Deland McCullough. He said to call him sometime, so I have been calling and getting to know him.
"He messaged me while I was in school [Monday] and told me to give him a call after school. When I gave him a call he said he had talked to the o-line coach today and they were going to pull the trigger on an offer."
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The 6-foot-3, 265-pound Devers had previously picked up offers from Akron, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Toledo and Ohio, but grabbing his first BCS offer elicited a strong reaction from the three-star lineman.
"I was really pumped up and jumping around outside in the parking lot," Devers said. "It was my first big offer and it's been a long time coming. I definitely have interest in Indiana."
Devers has yet to make a visit to Indiana's Bloomington campus, but is making plans to see the schools in the near future.
"I am definitely going to go to their camp and get down there to see their facilities," Devers said. "I heard they have great facilities and look forward to getting a chance to work with their coaches."
Other BCS schools that have shown strong interest in Devers include Michigan State, Illinois and Cincinnati. Most are recruiting Devers for offensive line, though Michigan State likes him as a defensive tackle. He worked with the offensive linemen at Sunday's Rivals Camp when he was recognized as being one of the top performers.
"I just came into the camp knowing I was going to compete and work hard," Devers said. "I may be a smaller lineman, but I knew I was going to do decent. I was going to work on my form and make sure I got the first punch in during my battles."
Devers is working this off-season to make himself more valuable to college coaches by working on snapping so he could also project to the offensive center position in college.