2017 Duke Blue Devils Recruiting & National Signing Day Class Breakdown

2017 Duke Blue Devils Recruiting & National Signing Day Class Breakdown

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2017 Duke Blue Devils Recruiting & National Signing Day Class Breakdown

2017 Duke Blue Devils Recruiting & National Signing Day Class Breakdown


The 2017 Duke Blue Devils Recruiting Class. The basic overview of the class, the best area of strength, what you need to know if you don’t care about recruiting, the star, and the depth chart hole going into the season.


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Classes and rankings to be updated and adjusted on National Signing Day, Wednesday, February 1

Duke Blue Devils Recruiting Class Overview

It’s Duke’s second straight excellent recruiting class, getting several excellent defensive prospects led by a boatload of defensive backs, and a strong line starting with end Drew Jordan out of Georgia. The offense isn’t totally ignored with the requisite number of linemen to throw into the equation, along with a few tight ends and QB Chris Katrenick, but this class is defense, defense, defense. There might not be a ton of size coming in, but there’s more than enough quickness and options for the D, led by the …

The Duke Blue Devils Class Is Heavy On …

Defensive backs. It’s hardly a shocker – as you’ll see in a moment – considering what the Blue Devils need. The most talent is coming in at defensive end, with Jordan a great get for the program, and Victor Dimukeje not far behind, but it’s the secondary that loaded up with several good-enough prospects to hope for a big payoff soon. Michael Carter II and Damani Neal lead a deep class – the team needs at least one of the new guys to make an impact early.

The Star of the Duke Blue Devils Class Is …

DE/LB Drew Jordan, 6-2, 235, Suwanee, GA – Will he work as an undersized defensive end, or a tough outside linebacker asked to get into the backfield? While he’ll never be bulky enough to be a nasty run defender, and he’ll be erased by any blocker with power, his gig will be as a disruptive force. The smart schools wanted him – Northwestern, Cal, Georgia Tech – but a few of the power programs were interested, too.

The Duke Blue Devils Biggest 2017 Depth Chart Hole Is …

Defensive back. Duke loses its third and fourth-leading tacklers, Deondre Singleton and Corbin McCarthy, respectively, and also has to replace CB Breon Borders coming off a big year. The offense has to replace the right side of the line, and TE Erich Schneider was a good one, but that’s fixable. The secondary might take a while.

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