Buckeye wide receiver recruit DeVier Posey underwent shoulder surgery Wednesday morning to repair mini-tears in the labrum and is recovering nicely. And mere hours after coming out of surgery, Posey learned he was selected to the Parade All-American team. We caught up with Posey for an update on his condition and his latest accolades.
Buckeye wide receiver recruit DeVier Posey underwent shoulder surgery Wednesday morning to repair mini-tears in the labrum and is recovering nicely.
“I am doing good. The surgery went well,” he said in a phone interview.
According to Posey, the injury was a result of dislocating his shoulder several times throughout his senior season.
His shoulder will be immobilized in a sling for a month before he can start training again.
“I should be down for about four weeks and then I can start running,” said Posey.
He will begin rehabilitation on Friday.
“Full recovery is four months and that isn’t until June so I should be fine by the time I get to Ohio State. I’m not worried about it,” he said.
Mere hours after coming out of surgery, Posey learned he was selected to the Parade All-American team.
“I found out on the news. I was watching the news with my mom and it came on. I was surprised,” he said. “I thought it was a great honor because it is a pretty old All-American team. I know a lot of people on that list have gone on to do a lot of great things and hopefully I will be the next one.”
Posey (6-3, 190) was selected to the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Bowl and participated in the game in early January after reeling in 48 catches for 776 yards and eight touchdowns for Cincinnati LaSalle
He is rated as the No. 2 senior prospect in the state by Ohio High magazine and is rated as the No. 24 receiver in the country by ESPN.com.