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Devine staying firm to Tech

Georgia Tech may be struggling on the field but it doesn't appear the Yellow Jackets will struggle to hold onto prized offensive tackle commit Shamire DeVine.

Four-star offensive tackle Shamire Devine is firm to Georgia Tech.

According to DeVine, Georgia Tech's 2-4 record is "just a number" and "not a big factor at all to me."

He then added, "I'm 100 percent [to the Yellow Jackets],"

This should be comforting news to Georgia Tech staff and fans. The 6-feet-6, 348-pound DeVine, a senior at Tri-Cities (Ga.)., is rankd No. 151 overall in the 247Composite ratings and No. 12 among offensive tackles. He currently is Georgia Tech's lone four-star commit.

DeVine has attended most of Georgia Tech's home games in 2012. It's the only school he has visited this fall. In fact, it's the only school he plans to visit this fall.

"I'd say their first game [against Presbyteriann] stood out," DeVine said. "It was just the atmosphere. Everybody was cheering them on. They whipped some butt."

On gameday, DeVine has spent a good bit of time with the Georgia Tech coaching staff.

"I get with pretty much all of them when I'm there because I get up there early," DeVine said. "I spend most of my time with Coach [Al] Preston and Coach [Mike] Sewak. They're cool. We talk about a number of things. I think they're doing their job. I think they're headed in the right direction."

According to DeVine, he continues to hear from Kentucky, Louisville and Vanderbilt.

"Going off the mail, I'd say Louisville is recruiting me hardest," DeVine said. "But I haven't really talked to their coaches."

DeVine thinks he is a good fit for Georgia Tech, and not just because of football. He plans to study engineering and carries a 3.4 GPA.

"I'm trying to get it to a 3.6," he said.

DeVine expects to be back at Georgia Tech on Saturday when the Yellow Jackets play host to Boston College.

"In the first quarter, I just watch the game," DeVine said. "In the second quarter, I study. In the third quarter, I study. In the fourth quarter, I watch. In the first quarter, you just watch the game because everybody is getting warmed up and getting a feel for everybody else. In the second quarter, I study what players are trying to do against each each. In the third quarter, I watch to see the halftime adjustments. The fourth quarter is about who wants it most."

DeVine's high school team is also only 2-4. DeVine isn't thrilled about those results, but thinks his play has been solid.

"This has been one of my good seasons," he said.

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