Divitto has the intelligence, strength and competitive drive, but will need to prove he has the foot quickness and fluidity before he?s regarded as a top-flight NFL prospect.
Besides being a candidate for the best name in college football, Divitto has emerged as one of the leaders of this football team. Despite living in Connecticut growing up, he commuted over an hour each way to attend high school powerhouse Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey, a testament to Divitto?s love for the game of football. After he served as a backup true freshman for the Eagles, Divitto became a starter as a sophomore in 2011 and had the unenviable task of replacing Mark Herzlich at strong-side linebacker, finishing third on the team with 72 tackles. He returns for his junior year in 2012 and, like teammate Kevin Pierre-Louis, pro scouts will be anxious to see how he performs without the benefit of Luke Kuechly playing next to him.
12/13/2013 - 2013 ALL-ACC HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): LB-Steele Divitto, Sr.-R, Boston College (10)...Divitto, a 6-foot-2, 237-pound senior from Ridgefield, Conn., registered a team-high 107 tackles, including 57 solo tackles. He finished the regular-season ranked fourth in the league in tackles per game (8.9). Divitto, who has started 35 straight games at linebacker and who switched from strong side to the middle linebacker position for 2013, ranks third among active ACC leaders in career tackles (291). - Boston College football