Devante Averette transferring to West Virginia
Ellsworth Community College Panther linebacker Devante Averette has committed to transfer to the University of West Virginia in December, where he’ll become a member of the Mountaineer football team for the 2014 season. Averette will play for the ECC Panthers this fall and transfer at the end of the semester.
I’m proud of Devante,” says ECC Head Football Coach Josh Lattimer. “Devante has put himself in a great position, both academically and athletically, to continue his achievements.”
Lattimer says last season Averette, a native of Melvindale, MI, was the second leading tackler on the Panther team with 96 tackles, 62 of which were solo and 18 of which were tackles for a loss. He tallied 3.5 sacks (3 solo) and one interception, and was named to the 2012 All-Conference Second Team. As a result, jcfootball.com ranked him as the number two linebacker in the country.
“Devante had several different offers on the table from various Division IA programs. This will be a great opportunity for him,” says Coach Lattimer. “West Virginia will use him in a variety of ways, and I know Coach Patterson (defensive coordinator) really likes the athletic ability that Devante will bring to their program.”