13th commit comes on Friday the 13th

The Blue Devil recruiting class of 2013 is beginning to fill up as the program earned its 13th commitment on Friday the 13th when Florida ATH Tyler Douglas committed.

"I committed to Duke," said Ft. Myers (Fla.) standout Tyler Douglas. "They offered me this Spring and I committed today. I'm done with recruiting and excited about my decision."

Douglas, who measured out at 6-foot-0 and 188 pounds this summer, chose Duke over offers from Boston College, Iowa State, and Purdue. He'd also been receiving strong interest from North Carolina State, Florida State, Miami, South Florida, and Tennessee after showing out on the summer camp circuit.

For Fort Myers the newest Blue Devil has played quarterback and played the position well, throwing for more than 1,200 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2012. He added an additional 1,600 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. At Duke, however, he's going to be lining up as a receiver.

It was certainly enough for Scout.com's Mike Bakas to file a favorable review:

"Douglas had a very good junior season, when he led his team to the state playoffs and put up quality numbers on the field," said Bakas. "He shows a solid arm, excellent athletic ability, and good decision-making skills. He has enough size and athletic ability to one day play another position in college but he's accurate and makes good decisions with the football at quarterback. Either way, he's a very good player, a good student, and a legitimate Division 1 prospect in the 2013 class."

With a number of offers left on the table, and the possibility of more on the way, is there a chance Douglas will be reviewing his decision down the road?

"No, everything at Duke was right for me. I like the coaches and I like where the program is heading."

Douglas was considered a two star prospect by Scout.com as the evaluation teams awaits additional film. He reports a 3.6 grade point average.


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