July 21, 2009

Duke building Charlotte pipeline

Before the arrival of David Cutcliffe it was widely assumed that for Duke to have recruiting success the Blue Devils would have to rely on sleepers from outside the state. The coaching staff is proving that assumption wrong by doing several things.

First, Duke has proven they can win recruiting battles over highly-touted prospects. Four-star defensive tackle and Georgia native John Drew picked the Blue Devils over a host of other schools in last year's class. This year Duke surprised many by securing the commitment of Aramide Olaniyan of Virginia, and they may have surprised even more so far in their ability to hold onto that commitment.

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