Devan Houstan

  • Pos DL
  • Height 6-4.5
  • Weight 285

Prospect Info

  • High School St. James School
  • City Hagerstown, MD
  • Exp 2023 - ...

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

  • Jersey #98
  • Class FR

As a Prospect


  • Class 2023
  • Committed 5/7/2022
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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 02/25/2022

Brian Dohn National Recruiting Analyst


Power-5 Starter

Verified size with position intrigue as a defensive lineman or offensive lineman. Recruited to play defensive and has scheme versatility in a 4-3 or 3-4. Brother of Michigan basketball player Caleb Houstan. Plays both ways on football field and has multi-sport profile as basketball player. Possesses strength and thickness throughout frame. Is a physical, aggressive player. Competes from play to play. Productive on defense with 50 tackles, 7 1/2 sacks in eight games in 2021. Explosive at snap and covers ground quickly. Shows closing speed when moving down hill. Has active hands and shows solid technique with swim and spin moves. Able to sink hips and win leverage battles and combines stack-and-shed ability with re-direction along line of scrimmage. Shows ability to anchor and be tough against run. Plays heavy-handed and can drive offensive lineman back and collapse pocket when lining up inside. Best suited to play on the interior of defensive line. Plays with energy and effort but has to improve speed to chase play and be more impactful on back side pursuit in college. Improving change of direction lateral movement will increase athleticism and play-making ability. Improving move combinations is important. Multi-year starter at Top 20 program. Has late round NFL draft potential with ability to improve upon it.

H.S. Athletic Background

Originally from Mississauga, Ont., Canada. Also plays basketball.
2021: Played both ways at offensive tackle and multiple D-line spots as a junior.

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