Duke lands 3-Star MLB

Tinashe Bere (6'1, 215, MLB) picked Duke on Sunday afternoon over several BCS offers.

Bere, who has started at Cincinnati (Ohio) Sycamore since his freshman season, picked Duke over eight other offers including Cincinnati, Illinois, Iowa and Purdue.

He took to Twitter to announce his future plans:

"Verbally committed to play football at Duke," he wrote.

By choosing the Blue Devils, Bere becomes the sixth commitment from the class of 2014. He joins Zavier Carmichael as linebackers pledged to Coach David Cutcliffe's program.

Bere, 6-foot-1, 215-pounds, made a name for himself as a sophomore when he registered 65 tackles and had 4.5 sacks. This season, as a junior, he recorded 110 tackles, with four sacks and four forced fumbles.

"My junior season went pretty well and I think I had a good year," Bere stated. "I was a lot better as a junior, because I was a lot smarter player. I was involved in calling our defense on the field, and I did really well. I didn't get too blitz as much as I wanted, but I was better at reading what the offense was doing."

"I think I missed some tackles this year I could have made, and that's my goal for next season, to make more tackles," he explained.

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