The Fizz has been following 2017 Commit Tommy DeVito as he has progressed through the Elite11 camp which invites the best Quarterbacks in the nation to show what they have got. Of the 24 quarterbacks invited to the initial camp, only 11 are invited to the final stage of this football showcase, called the Opening. Tommy DeVito is one of those quarterbacks.
DeVito impressed throughout the weekend but particularly in the 7-on-7 drills on Sunday. Going into the camp’s final day, DeVito was on the outside looking in of a spot in the Opening. Everything changed when he took the field on Sunday. After a long, and at times grueling three day weekend where the quarterbacks are pushed to their limit, DeVito got his reward.
It is only natural that some Syracuse fans would feel apprehension and skepticism as much as they do joy that a commit to their school as turned so many heads. DeVito is only rated three-stars and is ranked as the 77th best quarterback in the nation for the class of 2017. How has he found his way into such an elite program and, if he is really that good, is he going to stick to his commitment to Syracuse?
Well, recruiting and rankings are about as far away from an exact science as you can get. It is almost impossible to know how a player will perform at any position until you take him off of his high school field and put him up against the competition he will face when he is in college. Clearly, DeVito has some natural talent, otherwise he would not have been invited to the Elite11 Camp.
However, at least for now, Syracuse fans can rest easy. DeVito has reaffirmed his commitment to Dino Babers and Syracuse University, saying that he is “100,000 percent” committed to the program. If he continues his tremendous upwards trajectory, he is sure to turn some heads of other programs who might want to pry him away from the Orange, but for now DeVito is bringing his impressive skill set to Syracuse.