Who needs a bowl game when you have the Under Armour All-America Game to look forward to?
The Syracuse Orange (4-8) may have missed out on postseason play, but Orange fans will have a chance to take a look at the future when prized Syracuse recruit Tommy DeVito takes the field in the 2017 Under Armour All-America Game on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.
DeVito, who is rated four stars by ESPN and three stars by 247Sports, Rivals and Scout, announced in September he was selected to participate in the prestigious high school showcase. The pro-style quarterback has reportedly looked impressive in practice ahead of Sunday’s game, with ESPN college football analyst Tom Luginbill praising DeVito’s quick release.
“One of the most exciting things about Tommy DeVito as a passer is his ability to get rid of the ball quickly,” Luginbill said in an ESPN video. “The ball jumps off his hand, literally, like an aluminum bat hitting a softball.”
Luginbill believes the 6-foot-2, 193-pound DeVito will thrive at Syracuse in Dino Babers’ fast-paced offense.
“This is the perfect scheme for him at Syracuse under Dino Babers,” Luginbill said. “I could see this kid throwing for 4,000 yards each and every year he’s on campus there. He’s got the goods.”
In addition to his impressive play in practice, DeVito also showed off his strong arm, winning the deep ball challenge and finishing third overall in the quarterback competition behind Texas A&M commit Kellen Mond and LSU commit Myles Brennan.
Both DeVito and Mond are on Team Highlight, while Brennan is on Team Armour. DeVito is the only Syracuse recruit who will participate.
Are you excited to see DeVito in action? And what do you think about Luginbill’s comments? Leave a response in the comments section below.