After a rough start to the season (against arguably the best secondary in all of high school football), Syracuse quarterback commit Tommy DeVito has bounced back with some strong performances. Most recently, DeVito threw for a season-high 295 yards in a 31-14 victory.
The 6-foot-1 signal caller from New Jersey powerhouse Don Bosco Prep started slowly this season, completing 7-of-23 passes for 66 yards with two picks in a shutout loss to American Heritage, which features a secondary full of elite players (including arguably the top overall player in the class of 2018, Patrick Surtain II).
But since then, DeVito has been rolling along against a strong slate of opponents. Don Bosco is only 3-3 on the year, but have won three in a row. DeVito, for his part, has thrown for at least 200 yards in every game since the season opener. For the year, he’s connected on 106-of-173 passes for 1,236 yards with 11 touchdowns and four interceptions.
Take out the American Heritage game, and that’s 99-of-150 (66%) with 11 touchdowns against just two picks, while averaging 234 passing yards per game. Even more impressively, DeVito has already nearly surpassed his passing yardage from a year ago, when he threw for 1,248 yards in his first year as a starter and led Don Bosco to a state title.
The Elite 11 finalist and Under Armour All-America game invitee should continue to see his numbers go up, and has the Ironmen in good position to repeat as state champions. And the best part? All indications are that his pledge is still 100% solid to the Orange. Of course, looking at the passing numbers being put up by Syracuse this year, it’s easy to see why a dynamic young quarterback like DeVito would be fully on board.