Edgar Cerenord grabs a Duke offer

After visiting Duke recently, three star defensive tackle prospect Edgar Cerenord now reports an offer from the Blue Devils. He spoke about that and the latest developments in his recruitment with TDD.

"The coaches did offer me a scholarship while I was on campus," said Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage School standout Edgar Cerenord. "They came in and presented it as if it was something we all were already aware of. It was really great, and I was excited."

Considered a three star prospect by Scout.com, Cerenord has additional offers from Arkansas, East Carolina, Indiana, Rutgers, Wake Forest, Western Kentucky, and Western Michigan. In addition, Cerenord is courting interest from Michigan State, West Virginia, and Minnesota as well.

Duke was somewhat late to the recruitment, but the Blue Devils had been slowly making up ground before earning a visit. That visit appears to have hit home with the 6-foot-2, 285 pounder.

"Honestly, I didn't know what to expect from Duke. I haven't been able to take a lot of visits so far, so I had a lot of questions. The visit was amazing, however. The campus was beautiful and everything I saw and heard was top-notch. I really enjoyed the campus and seeing the football facilities…and they are working to improve both this year. Really, the whole trip was eye-opening for me. Just being able to see everything they have to offer was really great."

Cerenord is being recruited by his position coach, Rick Petri, and his recruiting coach, Derek Jones. Both coaches spent a lot of time talking and answering questions. So much so that the Florida prospect really isn't sure where to go from here as he continues to gather information.

"We were there for a long time, and we asked so many questions. The coaches were great and answered everything. After all of that, I really don't know what else I could ask them the next time they talk with me. One thing they did point out that I really liked was the educational available at Duke. They showed us that the average Duke graduate has a salary of around $113,000.00, which is amazing."

When it comes to recruiting, Cerenord had originally thought about making a decision on or around National Signing Day, but those plans seem to be somewhat flexible.

"I'd like to feel really comfortable where I'll be going, and I want to be in a good atmosphere. It's mainly about finding a home away from home. I haven't talked with my family about taking any official visits at this point, so I don't know when those could happen. Right now I'm not sure if I'll be able to wait [to commit] for Signing Day, but you never know."

Cerenord reports a 3.6 GPA at Heritage, a private school located in Broward County. In college, Cerenord would like to study Architecture or Business.

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