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#1 Devante Downs
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 235
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Mountlake Terrace, WA
High School: Mountlake Terrace HS
Experience: High School
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2014 RECRUITING CLASS

Stars:  247Sports (4), ESPN (4), 247Sports Composite (3), Rivals (3), Scout (3)

National Overall Player Ratings:  247Sports (181), ESPN (206), 247Sports Composite (323)

National Fullback Ratings:  Scout (6)

National Outside Linebacker Ratings:  247Sports (12), 247Sports Composite (27)

National Athlete Ratings:  Rivals (23), ESPN (25)

National Safety Ratings:  JCGridiron (4)

Regional Overall Player Ratings:  ESPN (26)

Washington Overall Player Ratings:  ESPN (2), 247Sports (3), 247Sports Composite (3), Rivals (4)

Ratings/Scout Grades:  247Sports (94), 247Sports Composite (0.8891), ESPN (82), Rivals (5.7)

 

BIO INFORMATION

Cal (2014)

► A mid-year enrollee who signed a national letter of intent in December of 2013 and arrived at Cal in January of 2014

Mountlake Terrace HS (2010-13)

► Named to the Rivals Preseason All-American Watch List and the MaxPreps Washington Preseason All-State Football Team, while also being rated as Scout’s top fullback in the West prior to his 2013 season but missed the campaign due to a knee injury

► Selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl following his senior season but unable to play due to injury

► Rushed for 1,271 yards and 24 touchdowns on offense during his 2012 junior campaign, while adding 63 tackles, 17.0 tackles for loss and 7.0 sacks on defense to earn an AP Washington Class 3A All-State honorable mention selection as a running back and spots on both the 3A Wesco South All-League offensive and defensive teams

► Rushed for 500 yards on offense to earn second-team 3A Wesco South All-League honors as a 2011 sophomore, while adding 90 tackles, two pass breakups and two fumble recoveries on defense

► Led his squad to the postseason for just the second and third times in school history as a sophomore and junior during the 2011 and 2012 campaigns

► Paced the Wesco South League with 19 rushing touchdowns as a 2010 freshman

Other

► Participated at the 2013 Oakland NFTC in June of 2013

► Called the “Best Big Back in the West” by Rivals in March of 2013

► Named to the All-Oregon NFTC Team for Underclassmen in June of 2012

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING

247Sports

“Devante Downs is the next physical freak to come out of the Northwest.”

Bear Insider

“When the Bears received a commitment from Devante Downs, they got the whole package – punishing runner, tough defender and excellent student.”

ESPN

“Downs could see early situational playing time at the BCS level of competition if a redshirt year is not necessary. He is a very tough customer as a tailback and could be recruited as a linebacker. His toughness and athleticism should prove very productive as a special teams player as well.”

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