Three star guard talks Duke

With several defensive backs already in the fold, the Blue Devils will move forward in the class of 2013 looking to beef up their haul. Literally. To that end the Duke coaching staff is working hard on both sides of the line of scrimmage, including working on this three star Georgia guard.

"Right now I have offers from Duke and Troy," said three star offensive guard Brett Steverson. "Duke was the first school to offer me, so that's always going to be something that's special for me."

Steverson, a 6-foot-5, 315 pound lineman from Fitgerald (Ga.) High elaborated on his feelings for head coach David Cutcliffe and the Duke program:

"They are a program that's building and getting a lot better. They won three games a year ago, but they lost most of those games by a combined 14 points. I like all the coaches there and I really like the family atmosphere of the program."

"Coach Cutcliffe has had a lot of success in the past and knows how to win. Coach Middleton is the main guy recruiting me, and we've got a pretty good relationship. Plus, with Duke, everyone knows that the educational opportunities are among the best out there."

And academics may very well play a big role in this talented prospect's decision making process.

"My parents and my high school coach have both talked about the importance of making a decision like this and that it's not a decision that impacts just the four or five years you'll be playing college football…it's a decision that will last you the next 40 or 50 years."

In addition to the Duke offer, Steverson reports an offer from Troy, and interest from Maryland, Georgia Tech, and Georgia.

Outside of the football field he carries a 4.0 GPA in the classroom, and has already scored a 23 on the ACT.

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