Sachse High School’s Donovan Duvernay doesn’t care if he plays cornerback or wide receiver for Baylor. He’s just glad he’s on board.
Duvernay verbally committed to Baylor on Monday night, choosing the Bears over such schools as TCU, Michigan and Oregon State.
The 5-9, 177-pound senior is a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and the 14th commitment in Baylor’s 2016 class.
“I felt like it was the right thing,” Duvernay said. “I’ve built a great relationship with the coaches and I love it.”
Through four games this season, Duvernay has made eight catches for 117 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing six times for 67 yards. As a defensive back, he’s made 17 tackles and intercepted a pass.
Last season, Duvernay caught 20 passes for 452 yards and five touchdowns while collecting 55 tackles and three interceptions.
He could see playing on either side of the ball for the Bears.
“Coach (Phil) Bennett loves playing man defense and they do a lot of it,” Duvernay said. “I like it that they put a lot of pressure on the quarterback. Offensively, they’re fast paced and score a lot of points. They’ve got a good thing going because they put a receiver in the league (NFL) almost every year.”
Duvernay is the twin brother of Sachse four-star receiver Devin Duvernay who is being recruited by schools like Baylor, Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and TCU.
“I would like to play with him but it’s up to him,” Duvernay said. “My brother is going to do what he wants to do.”