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QB Devlin with two early offers

Junior Pat Devlin out of Exton (Pa.) Downingtown East is one of the top quarterback prospects for 2006 and made the Rivals.com Pre-Evaluation 100. What schools have offered and where does the big signal-caller want to play?
Just look at the mail he's receiving makes you realize how good the 6-foot-3, 194-pounder is. He's gotten mail from Florida State, North Carolina, Penn State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Syracuse, Alabama, Pittsburgh and Miami among others.
Devlin is hoping to hear more from Miami (Fla.) in the future.
"I've heard a little from them and I really like their school and the way they throw the football."
The quarterback has also received his first two offers, from Maryland and Virginia.
This past season Devlin helped Downingtown East to an 8-2 record although they were kept out of the playoffs. He posted 2,100 passing yards, 20 touchdowns and 600 yards on the ground as he was named first-team all-Chesmont for the second year in a row.
"We played great, we had two tough losses and one was to a team that went undefeated. We could have put up more points, but overall I think we played well." he said.
However, like most good players, Devlin feels there is much to work on.
"I definitely think there are a lot of things I can improve on, especially making quicker and better decisions."
Devlin is still keeping his options open and currently has no favorites going into his senior season and his recruitment.
"I'm just looking at academics and what degree I want to go to for college."
He has visited several schools unofficially so far.
"I thought Virginia, Virginia Tech and Penn State were all great. Academically they all had very good plans for the players to get an education."
Devlin plans to attend a few football camps including the Nike Camp at Penn State. He participated last spring at NIKE in State College and did well. Although both his parents are Penn State grads, he's remaining open to the process.
"I need to find the fit that is best for me," he said. "I'm going to take my time."
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