#21 DeVontre Parnell
Class: RS Sophomore
Hometown: Winnsboro, S.C.
Thoughts: The story on DeVontre is that the poor kid just can’t stay healthy. The 4-star recruit out of South Carolina dealt with an ACL injury his senior year of high school and unfortunately hasn’t avoided the injury bug since landing at Louisville, including missing all of last year due to illness. I haven’t heard his name mentioned this offseason or during the practice sessions the last couple days so I'm curious to see how things play out in 2014 for Parnell. A few years ago when DeVontre committed (we stole him from UK) I thought he’d be an excellent addition to the secondary as he had the size and speed to compete, and looking back we could obviously see Charlie had plans to use him this year in a depleted secondary. I dug and dug to try and come up with some type of explanation as to why DeVontre hasn’t been able to get back to 100% and could only come up with one logical solution. HotHot is some type of wizard…
(That was from a N&N post on August 1st 2012. That’s the type of investigative reporting you just don’t find anywhere else.)
In all seriousness, hopefully DeVontre can stay healthy and start to contribute some this year. I think he could be a solid addition to the secondary when back to full strength.
Nice hops from Parnell, wouldn’t mind see those in action against a few of the taller receivers in the ACC the next couple of seasons.