Tommy Devito, 2017, Pro-Style Quarterback (Don Bosco Prep, NJ)
Position Rank (Pro-Style QB)- 17
State Rank (NJ)- 6
Position Rank (Pro-Style QB)- 14
State Rank (NJ)- 7
Position Rank (Pro-Style QB)- 7
State Rank (NJ)- 2
ESPN 300 Rank- 135
Tommy is the epitome of an ACC Pro-Style Quarterback. He has one of the most accurate arms in his class mixed with possibly the best football IQ in high school football today. Devito doesn’t have a standout cannon, but can pick apart secondaries, while staying cool, and composed in the pocket. The Don Bosco quarterbacks best attribute might be his quick release. Out of all 12 quarterbacks at the Opening he certainly had the quickest release. Devito was selected to the All-Opening Team at the Opening Finals and also earned a spot in the Elite 11. The North Jersey QB will thrive at Syracuse. He will most likely inherent the starting job his first year for Cuse’. Personally, I think playing time was the biggest factor in his decision to play for the Orange, considering they haven’t had a winning season since 2013. Devito was offered by Ole Miss and Texas A&M, but had already committed to Cuse’. Tommy trains year-round with quarterback coach Leon Clarke (Clarke Sports). Leon’s trainees include 2016 Under-Armour All-American, Jarrett Guarantano (Tennessee) and 4-Star Quarterback, Allan Walters (C/O 2018, Uncommitted). Devito was selected to play in the Under-Armour All-American Game in Orlando, Florida. The Don Bosco Prep Ironmen fell short in the NJ Group 4 Non-Public Playoffs to North Jersey powerhouse Paramus Catholic (Paramus, NJ). Some famous Paramus Catholic alumni are Heisman Trophy candidate Jabrill Peppers (Michigan) and #1 ranked 2016 football player by 247 Sports, Rashan Gary (Currently at Michigan). The future looks bright for Devito, and we can’t wait to see what these coming years hold for him.
Pictured above (Left to Right; Leon Clarke (Quarterback Trainer) and Tommy Devito)
Question 1: Which schools do you have offers from? (not including Syracuse)
2 schools that tried to offer me but I said no thank you because I was committed already are
Question 2: When did you first start talking to Syracuse?
After the season last year. Maybe February
Question 3: What made you choose Syracuse?
I chose Syracuse because of the style of offense that coach Babers brings, the coaching staff, the schools education, and the proximity to home.
Question 4: Have you been contact with any schools out west or down south?
Only Texas A&M, Ole Miss
Question 5: Going to a north jersey powerhouse like Don Bosco certainly better prepares you for college football. Who at Don Bosco do you feel is your biggest weapon (other than yourself) and who helped you most in the process?
There’s not just 1 person, it’s the team as a whole and the coaches all day every day non stop practicing and just pushing each other.
Question 6: How do you feel about you’re chances heading to Metlife considering facing up against a team you have lost to already, and barely squeaking past the first round?
I think our chances are great! The team came together at the right point and we are going to have to fight until the last whistle. It’s going to be a dog fight. But I believe we should be fine! Last game was real ugly but we got past it.
Question 7: Have you signed your letter of intent with Syracuse or do you plan to sign on signing day?
No not yet I am planning on signing on signing day unless they have other plans.
Question 8: Who are you most excited to play against and who are you most excited to play for?
Everyone! They play a great schedule. But probably Clemson! Most exciting!
Question 9: What are you planning to study at Syracuse?
Not exactly sure but something with business
Question 10: Do you have relationships with any other 2017 Syracuse commits?
Every one of them. We have a group chat and talk every day
Question 11: Was playing a time a big factor when deciding on Syracuse?
That played a part in it but not the biggest
Question 12: Who do you train with in the offseason?
My dad and my Quarterback coach Leon Clarke who I have been training with since I was six.