Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Devin Gardner

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
MichiganCOMMITTED (04/03/2009)OfferedNoneRod Smith
Michigan St.NoneOfferedNone
Notre DameNoneOfferedNone
West VirginiaNoneOfferedNone

Scouting Report on Devin Gardner

How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Game setting, Campby Barry Every - 08/31/2009
  • SpeedBlue Chip
  • SizeBlue Chip
  • StrengthBlue Chip
  • AgilityBlue Chip
  • VelocityBlue Chip
On the Hoof: Has excellent height, thick neck and shoulders and long arms. His lower half is built like a two-guard and his overall body structure looks line an athletic outside linebacker. He is built similar to a young Jason Campbell when at Auburn.
Needs Improvement: Gardner needs to work on the depth and quickness of his drops, which will help with his timing. He also has not had the individual coaching that a lot of another top quarterbacks have had so he is still learning all the nuisances of the position. Needs to square up shoulders while throwing on the run.
Most Impressive: Possesses a really strong arm and can hurt you with his feet by extending plays or just gobbling up yardage on the ground. He is very motivated to be the best and takes to coaching and is a high-effort guy.
Conclusion: Definitely needs that redshirt year in order to hone his skills and learn the offense. His potential is almost limitless and he could be a major terror for defensive coordinators at the next level. Gardner should be a two- to three-year starter with all-conference and NFL potential.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

Latest News

Rankings of Yore: The legend of Bush12/05/2013 Rivals.com Football Recruiting

Reggie Bush has delivered, but not every 5-star pans out. Look back at how we rated him and other big names in Rankings of Yore.

Rankings of Yore: Greene, Shaw shine10/31/2013Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Top recruiters by conference02/08/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Signing Day Blitz: Ranking the Big Ten02/04/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Signing Day 2010: The top 25 teams02/03/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Gardner is ready to enroll at U-M01/17/2010TheWolverine.com
Gardner runs out of time to enroll early01/06/2010TheWolverine.com
Under Armour All-American Game gallery01/02/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Under Armour game is decidedly one-sided01/02/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Under Armour position battles01/01/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Under Armour Day 2 gallery01/01/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Easley putting on show for Nitro12/31/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
All-star analysis: Wednesday at UA12/31/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
UA All-American Wednesday practice photos12/30/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Under Armour: Sizing up the rosters12/29/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Breaking down the UA All-Americans12/28/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Second chance to make a lasting impression11/26/2009TheWolverine.com
Video: Devin Gardner Playoffs11/20/2009MichiganPreps.com
Video: Nation's Top 5 Strongest Arms11/11/2009MichiganPreps.com
AMP: Strongest arm in the country?11/10/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Category rankings: Quarterbacks11/09/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Gardner orchestrating something special11/01/2009TheWolverine.com
Future Spartans prepare for playoffs10/25/2009SpartanMag.com
Upset City10/23/2009OhioPreps.com
Gardner talks about his season and future09/22/2009TheWolverine.com
From the Road: Offensive star power09/21/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
AMP: Gardner leads Inkster to big win09/21/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Video: Devin Gardner in action09/09/2009TheWolverine.com
Video: Devin Gardner in action09/01/2009TheWolverine.com
Four new five-star prospects in the Rivals10009/01/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Player Rankings 1-2009/01/2009MichiganPreps.com
Video Interview: Devin Gardner08/31/2009TheWolverine.com
Video: Devin Gardner 4 Way Scrimmage08/23/2009MichiganPreps.com
Pa. one of six new state rankings released08/03/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Elite 11: Ranking the quarterbacks07/23/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Elite 11 Analysis: QBs possess star potential07/23/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Breaking down the Elite 11 QBs07/22/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Elite 11 Gallery: Day two in the books07/21/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Elite 11 QB Camp initial impressions07/21/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Elite 11 Gallery: Bolden makes move07/21/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
MW Utlimate 100 Notes: Grant getting offers07/16/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Midwest Elite Video: Devin Gardner07/16/2009MichiganPreps.com
Inkster speedster Johnathan Taylor likes the Chippewas06/24/2009ChippewaCountry.com
Michigan 7-on-7 camp top performers06/19/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Champaign NIKE Camp Hot 1106/08/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Quarterbacks reign in Champaign06/07/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Malzahn's camp has evolved into national tour05/19/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Gardner discusses Midwest Elite Camp05/19/2009TheWolverine.com
Midwest Elite Camp Hot 1105/18/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Top Mich. QBs compete at Midwest Elite Camp05/18/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Analyst: Receiver haul a positive for Wolverines05/08/2009TheWolverine.com
Video Interview: Devin Gardner04/05/2009TheWolverine.com
Video: Gordon reacts to Gardner commit04/04/2009TheWolverine.com
Gardner package difficult for opponents to stop04/04/2009TheWolverine.com
Video: Gardner announces for Michigan04/03/2009TheWolverine.com
Another change in plans for Gardner?03/12/2009TheWolverine.com
Gardner keeps in touch03/10/2009BlueandGold.com
Gardner receives answers during MSU junior day02/26/2009SpartanMag.com
Gardner a top target in 201002/05/2009TheWolverine.com
Bears Target Top Junior QB01/31/2009SicEmSports.com
Gardner has great visit to Ohio State01/25/2009BuckeyeGrove.com
Gardner visiting two schools this weekend01/24/2009TheWolverine.com
Gardner is a quarterback to remember01/20/2009InsidetheGators.com
Gardner open to all01/17/2009HuskerOnline.com
Irish offer Gardner01/16/2009BlueandGold.com
Video: Devin Gardner runs the offense12/16/2008Rivals.com
Gardner leading Inkster's charge this fall11/17/2008TheWolverine.com
Gardner continues to impress11/11/2008BuckeyeGrove.com
Video Highlights: Devin Gardner09/23/2008TheWolverine.com
Gardner receives another Big Ten offer09/22/2008TheWolverine.com
Gardner reacts to Michigan offer08/21/2008TheWolverine.com
Wolverines Offer Gardner08/11/2008MichiganPreps.com
Q & A Interview: Devin Gardner07/07/2008MichiganPreps.com
Gardner on target at Irish camp07/01/2008BlueandGold.com
Gardner adds honor, more offers06/30/2008Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Video: Gardner Does It All06/24/2008Rivals.com
Top 2010 QB gets Big Ten offer06/23/2008Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Gardner Gets 1st Big 10 Offer06/23/2008MichiganPreps.com
Columbus NIKE Camp Hot 1105/16/2008StudentSportsFootball.com
Ohio State Nike Camp: Coaches' Review05/15/2008StudentSportsFootball.com
Video Interview: Devin Gardner05/12/2008TheWolverine.com
Ohio NIKE Camp big on talent05/10/2008Rivals.com Football Recruiting
2010 QB Gardner will be one to watch05/09/2008BuckeyeGrove.com
AHEAD OF HIS TIME04/11/2008MichiganPreps.com


Year AttYdsAvgTDPAPCPctYdsTDInt
2008 (Jr.)1151,40112.0221709858.01,886267

Devin Gardner reminds us of...

Daryll Clark - QB Youngstown, OH Ht: 6'2"Wt: 232 lbs College: Penn State Photo Gallery (18) | Highlight Videos (22)