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De'Vante Davis, Grambling State University, Kaplan High Football
De'Vante Davis-Courtesy of Michoude's Photography

Recruit Spotlight: De’Vante Davis, Kaplan High School, Class of 2014, Grambling Recruit

Interview with De’Vante Davis

by Reid Althage

De'Vante Davis, Grambling State University, Kaplan High Football

De’Vante Davis-Courtesy of Michoude’s Photography


LAFM: Name, position, school?

My name is De’Vante Davis, and I played QB/WR for Kaplan High School. I am now signed to play at Grambling State University. 


LAFM: Current height and weight?

6-3,  195 lbs


LAFM:  Any impressive accolades or stats?

I made Athlete All-District and All-Parish.


LAFM: You signed with Grambling. What other schools were next in line if you had to say 1-3?

 I was looking at McNeese and Southeastern.


LAFM: When did you first get in touch with Grambling?

 Actually, it was about 2 weeks before signing day.  They called the school office and got in touch with the school counselor. The Counselor pulled me out of class and said, “De’vante, Grambling just offered you a full ride to play football for them.” 


LAFM: Why did you choose Grambling?

The first thing was that I love Kaplan High. Going to Grambling gave me a chance to keep on Bleeding Black and Gold. Also, the Coaches are really straight up with you. I really liked that they did not beat around the bush. The people were all great and really friendly. I was impressed with their program. The Campus is beautiful as well. 


LAFM: What are some things that stand out from your visit?

 The atmosphere was great. Everyone I met was really friendly. It was cool to meet the coaches and people around the school. It seemed like the right place to go. 


LAFM: Who are some people that stand out as major factors helping you along the way of your recruiting process?

 My mom and my family. They were just really supportive through the whole process. My coaches kept me updated on different schools interested in me. Now that I think about it everybody seemed to help out in one way or another. I am not sure I could have gone through it without everyone’s help. 


LAFM: What do you bring as a player to the Grambling football program?

I think they are getting an amazing player, a hard worker, and a guy who is going to work to get better day in and day out.


LAFM: What is one thing you think that you need to improve upon going to the next level?

  Everything. You can never maximize your potential. At least, I do not believe so. You can always get better. 
LAFM: What advice would you give on the recruiting process to the 2015 class?
I actually did not do anything towards the recruiting process. I would say start with your freshman year and try to get your name out there. I never thought I would get a college scholarship. You just never really know.

LAFM: How has Kaplan High School prepared you for college and football at the next level?

Our summer workouts are very hard. I will start by saying that. It gets us ready for the season and makes sure we are in shape. The summer workouts get us to a point where we are really mentally tough. We handled situations we did not practice, because we feel like we can handle any situation.   They really push everybody to be as good as they can be. That is why I love Kaplan High School. They really want the best for us and do everything they can to help us become our best.

About Reid Althage

Reid is from Harvey, LA and went to Brother Martin High School. He played men's NAIA soccer at LSU Shreveport for his first 2 years college. His junior year, Reid transferred to Baton Rouge and graduated from LSU with a Sports Administration Degree. He started with LAFM as an Intern in April 2013 and was hired in October. Reid loves anything to do with sports (Saints, Pelicans, and Liverpool FC Fan), the outdoors, and family/friends.