Devin DeLaine is a 2020 defensive back that is part of a talented defense at Dutchtown this year that has the upside to do special things this fall. Dutchtown is fresh off their first win of the season against Langston Hughes where they won 47-27; they will certainly have a big target on their back the entirety of the season as most media outlets put the Bulldogs #1 in the preseason polls.
DeLaine, a transfer from Woodland, is not completely taking to the hype for his new Dutchtown team. “We loved all the hype and being recognized as #1, but we are taking one game at a time. We are going to go to each game as a playoff game and not taking anyone lightly.”
With out a doubt, DeLaine and the class of 2020 have a lot of expectations this fall, but he also thinks that individually, a position change at his new school could really make a difference to his production. “This fall, I’m hoping to improve my game and have a break out season. The coaches moved me to the hybrid position, and I’m willing to take on the challenge.”
James models his game after one of the more dynamic defenders currently playing game. “I model my game after Derwin James because he could play in the box and take on the run and cover out in space too.”
Like James, DeLaine certainly makes an impact against the run and the pass; last year he had 60 tackles while also hauling in 4 interceptions as well. That versatility in combination with his aggressive spirit is an intangible that you simply cannot teach, and will certainly garner the interest from college programs. In fact, the physical defensive back has been hearing from a slew of programs and has several visits planned right now.
“I’ve been hearing from Eastern Kentucky, Troy University, Coastal Carolina, Wake Forest, and Kansas State. I’m planning on taking a visit to Coastal Carolina this fall and Troy, also Eastern Kentucky,” DeLaine said.
Obviously the talking heads around the state have given Dutchtown a preseason nod at #1, but that means very little now that the season has kicked off. What truly matters is bringing intensity each week, to which DeLaine adequately symbolized with the team’s 2019 motto.
“We are going to live by are motto and bring the hammer each game!” That hammer dropped last weekend, and now we have a season to play out, you better stay tuned to @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter to hear more about DeLaine the rest of the athletes in the state of Georgia. Click HERE to visit DeLaine’s Recruit Georgia profile.