Hononegah doesn't have a boys volleyball team. DePauw honed his skills playing summer AAU ball. He's had his heart set on a scholarship.
"I've always known I was going to go to college, but as soon as I started playing the sport after my first practice I was like, 'I'm playing this in college. I can't stop. I love it."
One of DePauw's teammates at Clarke will be Boylan graduate and Belvidere native Anson Lindsey. He just completed his freshman year at Clarke.