- Rated a two-star prospect by Scout.com and Rivals.com.
- Two-year letterwinner at St. Xavier High School in Louisville, Ky., where he played for CSU's assistant strength coach Rashad Harris.
- Football captain in 2012.
- Registered 105 total tackles as a senior, while helping the Tigers to an 8-5 record and a trip to the third round of the Kentucky state 6A playoffs.
- Lost to eventual state champions Trinity 15-14 in the playoffs in a rematch of an early-season matchup and the previous year's third-round playoff meeting.
- Named first-team all-district and 2012 Associated Press first-team All-Kentucky after his 2012 campaign.
- Named Defensive Most Valuable Player by the coaching staff at St. Xavier.
- As a junior, racked up 88 tackles as St. Xavier compiled an 8-5 record and lost to Trinity in the third round of the Kentucky state 6A playoffs.
- Earned his first postseason honors, being named first-team all-district and all-state honorable mention.
- Head football coach was Mike Glaser.
Personal: Given name is Deonte Clyburn...born in Oct. 19, 1994 in Lousiville, Ky. ...parents are Katrina Clyburn and Perry Mitchell...has seven brothers and sisters...interested in studying communication at CSU...Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
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