East Nashville's Cortner signs with Western Carolina

East Nashville's Cortner signs with Western Carolina

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East Nashville's Cortner signs with Western Carolina

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DeVarius Cortner

DeVarius Cortner

East Nashville coach Brian Waite (right) congratulates senior DeVarius Cortner prior to him signing to play football at Western Carolina.

East Nashville coach Brian Waite (right) congratulates senior DeVarius Cortner prior to him signing to play football at Western Carolina.

East Nashville Magnet School’s DeVarius Cortner signed a letter of intent to play college football at Western Carolina University Wednesday.

Cortner, who was recruited as a defensive back, recorded 40 tackles, four interceptions and five pass break-ups during his senior season at East Nashville. He was also the team’s starting quarterback.

“I’m very excited and relieved, and now I finally just get to enjoy it and get ready for college,” Cortner said.

“It felt very welcoming at (Western Carolina) and I love the people there.”

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