Devin Hester knows that he’s good. But he’s already seeing more improvement to his game now that fall practices have began.
“Oh yeah, I’ve seen a lot of improvement,” Hester, who is 5-foot-11, 188-pounds and has a 40-yard dash time of 4.33 seconds.
“It seems like everything is easy now. I’m harder to tackle. I’m faster and things are so much easier. I know all of the plays and the formations and am able to teach the other guys. That’s a big improvement for me.”
What about recruiting?
“Well, recruiting is way back in the back of my mind,” Hester said. “I’m not visiting until after the season is over. I don’t want to miss any games, so I want to take my time and focus on the season.”
But Hester couldn’t help but indulge himself a little bit when it comes to recruiting.
He said if he had to make his visits today, Virginia, Florida State, Penn State and Notre Dame would be the schools he’d visit. He’s still interested in Miami, but won’t trip there since he’s been there several times and then teams like Michigan State, Ohio State and Purdue are in the hunt for the final visit.
“All of the teams are recruiting me as an athlete, but I don’t mind playing either on defense as a corner or a running back,” Hester, who has a 2.4 grade-point average and a 950 on the SAT, said.
“I don’t have a top team right now because they are all so good. I’ll take care of that after the season.”