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