Name: Devante McFarlane
Position: Running Back
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Wheatley Heights, NY
High School: Half Hollow Hills West
2012 Stats: He redshirted last year, so, none.
2013 Projections: Well, he's fourth on the depth chart, so playing time will probably be limited. However, the coaches have liked what they've seen so far, so they probably wouldn't hesitate to put him in if they need to.
How'd He Get Here?: After turning down offers from Vanderbilt, Kent State, and Buffalo.
What'd Scout/Rivals Say?: Three stars from both.
Money Quote: On which position he'll play at Syracuse:
"Wherever they put me, to help contribute to the team, that's good for me."
Links of Wonder: You should read about how he did on first day they practiced in pads. Hint: impressive.
What Does Shafer Think: Back in the spring, he was already excited.
"He had some really good vision, which was exciting for me watching from the back end behind the offense. DeVante just has excellent vision. He had a couple of inside zone plays that he ran and they were impressive runs."
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: Apparently, he's into astrology.
You may be more concerned with making a public appearance now ... More for Pisces http://t.co/1rTqGNqu92— Devante McFarlane (@DevanteM2) June 22, 2013
You're able to manage an extremely unusual mixture of energies... More for Pisces http://t.co/1rTqGNqu92— Devante McFarlane (@DevanteM2) August 17, 2013
You are less likely to let others in on your emotional process... More for Pisces http://t.co/1rTqGNqu92— Devante McFarlane (@DevanteM2) August 20, 2013
Let Us Get a Good Look Atchya: Ok, so I really wanted to see how the kid looks on the field, but a bunch of videos have been "removed by user." Boo you, User! There is a pretty good highlight reel from his 2011-12 season that I would have posted, except that the musical accompaniment has the word "Explicit" after the title, so yea. I didn't.
The rest of my choices were interviews, so here's the most recent one: