Commitment Spotlight: Britton Grier

Outside linebacker Britton Grier made an in-state commitment to Duke last March, leaving Charlotte to play football just a few hours from home. With offers from NC State, Appalachian State and Illinois, Grier shared his reasoning for sticking with the Blue Devils.

"Education was the most important factor for me," the 6-1, 183 pound athlete explained. "I went to a game, and saw how the team played. I met with the coaches, and they all feel like a family. They play together as a team, and don't stand out individually."

Grier has made several visits to the school, including the spring and Virginia game, as well as a camp during the summer.

Grier been in closest contact with Coach Lubick, who gave him some advice for working towards playing on the college field.

"The biggest advice I got was to stay focused, and make my own decisions," he explained.

The athlete, graduating from West Charlotte High School in May, described his future contributions to the Duke program.

"I hope to bring work ethic," he said. "I think they've got a lot of good leadership out of the returning players, but I want to bring another spark.

"I think my size and my speed are my best assets," he added.

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