Doing what nobody has ever done before
Middle schooler building high profile
No matter what they tell you, size always matters. Liberty Middle School offensive lineman Devin Durden has the size, quickness and tremendous work ethic of a future Division-l offensive lineman.
Durden helped his team win a Newton County middle school championship this past season and earned multiple honors from borntocompete.com (B2C). B2C selected Durden to the All-B2C team for middle school players, named him a finalist for the offensive lineman of the year award and ranked him the eighth best player in the Class of 2019.
Tabria Colston, Durden’s mother, has three boys – with Devin being the middle child – and all of them play football. Coming off his visit to Florida State he’s already ahead of where his older brother Daniel Durden V – currently a freshman lineman at Valdosta State – was at his age.
Colston says Devin has really come along these past two years. She says that because of Durden V’s passion for football, Devin is much further along and better because of it.
“I keep them active. My first one just kind of held on to football. I guess being out there with him every Saturday and the practices it’s almost like it’s expected at this point from all of them. It’s like our little tradition we passed down,” Colston said.
“I just wanted to be like him and did everything he did,” Devin added. “I just did what he did. When he went to practice, I tried to go practice with him. He lifted weights, I lifted weights. I just do whatever he does.”
Colston says that of her three children, Devin is the quiet one. She says he’s humble and stays to himself – a homebody. Colston added that she wants Devin to use his athletic abilities to get a degree.
“The NFL is such a small, minute population,” Colston said. “I want him to be able to at least obtain a college degree. Be able to go off to
Devin Durden was named the No. 8 player in his class of 2019 by Born To Compete.