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Devaris Brunson

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Lake City, S.C.

High School:
Lake City

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 230

Position:
Inside Linebacker

Experience:
1L


High School: A four-year starter and team captain for Lake City who was rated a four-star prospect and stood among the top 20 linebackers nationally according to Scout.com ... Also ranked as the 18th-best overall recruit in South Carolina by Rivals.com ... A three-star pick who was the 14th-best prospect in the state by ESPN.com ... A 2012 preseason all-state squad pick by MaxPreps.com ... Selected to play for the Palmetto State in the 77th Annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas ... Tallied 70 tackles and two sacks for coach Jim Rowell and the Panthers as a senior ... Recorded 10 or more stops in three of his final five regular-season games ... Played on both sides of the ball, in fact, increased offensive role in 2012 by leading the team in rushing with 839 yards, which included a 109-yard effort in a playoff loss against Edisto ... A 2012 High School Sports Report South Carolina High School League Division I-AA All-State Team pick at linebacker ... Credited with a school single-season record 174 tackles as a junior, including 18 for lost yardage and 10 sacks ... Also forced eight fumbles and had an interception in 2011 that helped earn nods to the Florence Morning News' All-Pee Dee Team, WPDE's All-Zone squad and Rivals.com All-State Team ... In addition, was included on SCPrepNation.com's all-state (second team) team ... Played for a prep program that has produced NFL All-Pro defensive end Derrick Burgess, ex-NFL receiver Derrick Faison, Clemson linebacker alum Scotty Cooper and current South Carolina running back Shon Carson ... Competed as a wrestler for LCHS during the winter, and as a junior in the 195-pound weight class, advanced to the state championship match ... Wrestled in the 220-pound class as a senior ... Picked up additional letters as a track athlete ... Clocked at 4.47 in the 40-yard dash during prep testing ... Also considered NC State and Syracuse.

Personal: Full name is Devaris Terrell Brunson... Born January 24, 1995 at Florence, S.C. ... Plays the drums for his local church.