After a season that ended with a bowl game, Duke continued its positive momentum and signed 20 new players in the class of 2013. Credit: CHUCK LIDDY
Updated 4:30 p.m.
Durham—All the faxes are in, and Duke football can now officially welcome its class of 2013. In total, the Blue Devils signed 20 prospects, four of whom enrolled in January and are already on campus. The full list is below.
The theme of the class can be summed up in one word: Playmaker.
"It’s pretty cool that a lot of them played and started on both sides on their high school teams," head coach David Cutcliffe said. They were the leading players and playmakers on both sides of the football. I personally paid a lot of attention to that as we started offering people in this class. Guys that don’t make plays in high school aren’t going to make plays in college.
"If they run great times in a combine and they jump well and they impress people standing there watching them doing drills, and they won’t make plays in the ball game, then I’m not very interested in them."
Currently, Rivals ranks Duke as the No. 11 class in the 14-team ACC (welcome, Pittsburgh and Syracuse) and 67th overall. The star rankings for each prospect also come from Rivals. Earlier today, I asked Cutcliffe how much he pays attention to the star system during the recruiting process.