Jonathan Lloyd picks Duke

Highly rated in-state prospect committed to Duke on Saturday afternoon.

The Blue Devils earned a big commitment this weekend, beating a number of high major programs for the services of local athlete Johnathan Lloyd.

The Graham (N.C.) Southern Alamance standout athlete selected Duke over written offers from North Carolina, West Virginia, Clemson, NC State, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, South Carolina, Florida, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Indiana, Illinois, and East Carolina.

At just under 6-foot-1, and 185 pounds with a 4.48 forty on the books, Lloyd is classified by as a wider receiver, but college programs have projected him as a quarterback and receiver. Duke, it seems, projects Lloyd as the former.

"They want me to play quarterback," Lloyd previously told TDD of Duke. "Coach Cutcliffe is recruiting me very hard, as is Coach Collins. I like everyone on the staff, they are all great people and coaches to be around. During my visit I got a chance to sit down with Coach Cutcliffe and talk about everything from which position I'd play to how campus life is at Duke."

"At the next level some schools see me as a quarterback, and some see me as a wide receiver. I played receiver, defensive back, quarterback, and specials teams as a freshman, but since then it's only been quarterback."

So, after visiting and meeting with the coaching staff in Durham, what are the initial thoughts on the Blue Devil program?

"I love the direction Duke is going. Their facilities are improving, and most of all the football program is on the up. Coming off a big bowl win they have a lot of momentum coming into the season and I'm excited to see how they compete."

Lloyd confirmed his commitment via text message late Saturday night. He is considered a three star prospect by As a junior at Southern Alamance, Lloyd threw for 1,448 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also ran for 1,215 yards and 19 touchdowns.

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