Breon Borders commits to Duke

In-state defensive back becomes the Blue Devils' sixth commitment from 2013.

After jumping in as his first BCS offer, the Blue Devils closed the deal on Thursday by accepting a verbal commitment from Statesville (N.C.) High's Breon Borders.

"I committed to Duke today and I'm excited about being a Blue Devil," said Borders. "It's where I wanted to go for the longest time."

"I called Coach Cutcliffe and we talked a little bit and then I told him that I wanted to go ahead and commit. He was really excited because they've been talking to me for a while and we finally got it done."

Borders, a 6-foot-1, 165 pound defensive back, chose Duke over an offer from Georgia State and interest from Clemson, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Wake Forest.

Borders had a tremendous junior season. The Greyhounds' defensive back finished the season with 58 tackles, eight interceptions, and returned one for a touchdown. Borders bench presses 240 pounds, squats 295, and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.56 seconds.

The newest commit visited Durham last season and came away impressed.

"I went down to Duke when they played Florida State and it was amazing," explained Borders. "I really liked the campus, the atmosphere was good, and it was a great experience."

Though a relative unknown early on in his recruiting process, the Statesville head coach believes his latest D1 commit has all the tools to be successful at the next level.

"Breon has long arms, he is well over six feet tall, and he is athletic," said Coach Gulser. "He is a good kid, he is a kid schools are starting to find out about, and I think he has a lot of potential."

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