Waxhaw, NC 2018 linebacker/running back Caleb Deveaux was one of the dozen or so recruits at Heinz Field for the Duke game on Saturday.
Unlike some of the other players at the game, this wasn’t Deveaux’s first time visiting Pitt. Due to the fact that Pitt recruited his brother and his father played for Pitt, Caleb has been to Pittsburgh a number of times, including earlier this year for the Penn State game.
Pitt is somewhat special to Caleb because Pat Narduzzi and Pitt were the first school to offer him a scholarship. In fact, Pitt remains Caleb’s only offer although Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech and NC State are showing major interest.
247 Sports rates Deveaux (6–1, 215) as a 3-star prospect and although he plays running back and linebacker in high school, Pitt is recruiting him as a linebacker.
Yesterday as he was leaving town, I had a chance to talk to Deveaux about his impressions of the game and his talks with the coaches.
“The offense looked really good, the defense and special team everything. The players really played with a lot of energy and were all flying around out there,” said Deveaux.
What do the Pitt coaches like about your game to lead them to be the first school to offer you?
“They like my ball skills and think I’m an instinctive player. They think I’m passionate about the game and love to play it.
Before he left Pittsburgh today, Deveaux had a talk with Coach Andre Powell, who is recruiting the talented junior linebacker.
“He’s a great guy and our relationship has really grown over time. It’s always a good conversation with him,” said Deveaux. “He just wants me to keep working hard and had some things that he wanted me to work on, like speed.”
Finally, I asked Caleb about his father Glenn, who was a running back for the Panthers from 1988 to 1991 and the role he’ll play in his recruitment.
“Pitt wants me for me, they think I’m a good player but it’s been neat going to Pitt games with my dad and him able to see some of his old teammates. That’s pretty cool.”
“He’s just telling me to go where fits best for you. Don’t go to a school just because of coaches because they can always leave. You have to be able to stick it out wherever you decide.”
Caleb has awhile before he has to make final decision but he’s definitely a player that Pitt fans want to keep their eyes on.
// Featured image: Photo courtesy of Caleb Deveaux