2012 (FRESHMAN): Has played in all 13 games as a true freshman, with emerging role in third-down pass-rush situations ... Freshman All-American by Sporting News ... has recorded 17 tackles, with seven solo stops ... has two sacks (-15 yards), three tackles for loss (-28) and three quarterback hurries. Arkansas: Came off the bench to record four tackles, including a sack for seven yards and a fumble recovery. Florida Atlantic: Totaled two tackles, including a solo stop in the win against the Owls. Tennessee: Assisted on two tackles in the win against the Volunteers. Mississippi State: Had his best game to date in the crimson and white ... made two solo tackles, both for loss, and two quarterback hurries ... rocked the Bulldogs quarterback for second sack of the season (8 yards) and posted another tackle for loss (13 yards). Texas A&M: Assisted on one tackle against the Aggies. Western Carolina: Made three tackles with one solo stop, plus a quarterback hurry. Auburn: Assisted on two tackles in the Iron Bowl shutout win.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A physical linebacker with good size and skill, Devall is ranked as the nation's 111th-overall prospect by 247sports.com and No. 122 in the Rivals250 ... a consensus four-star player who is projected at linebacker in college ... Rivals.com ranks him as the No. 2 player in Louisiana and the country's No. 5 linebacker prospect ... 247sports.com rates him as the No. 3 player in the state and the ninth-best inside linebacker target ... Scout.com lists him at No. 8 among middle linebackers nationally ... a SuperPrep All-American and the publication's No. 5 linebacker nationally ... SuperPrep's No. 3 player in Louisiana ... ESPNU ranks Devall as the No. 98 player in the southeast and the No. 22 defensive end ... No. 48 in the Mobile Press-Register's Super Southeast 120 ... No. 131 on the PrepStar Dream Team ... PrepStar All-American and All-Southeast Region choice ... PrepStar's No. 11 defensive end ... 2011 Louisiana Sports Writers Association 4A All-State selection ... recorded 73 tackles as a senior at Bastrop High School, logging 53 solo stops, two sacks, three pass breakups, one fumble forced and one fumble recovery ... coached by Thomas Bachman ... chose Alabama over LSU, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Arkansas and TCU.