CHICAGO – In an effort to help bolster his secondary for the future, Saint Xavier University football coach Mike Feminis recently announced the signings of a pair of talented prep defensive backs in Drey Devereaux and Robbie Brindley. Devereaux (5-9, 170 lbs.) played at Hobart High School in Hobart, Ind., under head coach Ryan Turley and was an all-state selection on Indiana's Associated Press All-State Class 4A Football Team. Brindley (5-8, 170 lbs.) wrapped up a standout career at Nazareth Academy in LaGrange Park, Ill., under head coach Tim Racki where he was an all-conference selection in the East Suburban Catholic Conference and named to the 2013 Suburban Life Cook All-Area Football Team.
"The defensive backfield was a huge priority for us in recruiting this year and these two young men can flat out play," said Feminis. "Drey is a terrific all-around athlete, who will also be playing baseball at SXU. He has excellent speed and quickness, but is a very instinctual player as well. We think Drey can excel anywhere in the secondary for us.
"Robbie isn't very big either, but he plays big," continued Feminis. "Nazareth played him all over the place, including middle linebacker. Robbie probably runs well enough to play corner, but we're probably looking at him as more of a safety."