In-state RB commits to Duke

Shaun Wilson (5-9, 177, 4.5) committed to Duke on Friday afternoon. The Charlotte area prospect becomes the 15th member of the class of 2014.

After holding offers from Appalachian State, East Carolina, Louisville, Marshall, Toledo, and Wake Forest, Charlotte (N.C.) West Mecklenburg standout Shaun Wilson picked up a Duke offer recently and decided that was enough - committing to the Blue Devils on Friday.

"I'm glad and excited to say I'll be attending Duke University," Wilson wrote on his Twitter page. "Thanks to all my family, friends, and God that I'll be receiving a full ride."

Wilson is considered a two star prospect by, but he represents a trend of Queen City athletes heading to Durham to play their college ball. Two years ago, Duke picked up Jela Duncan before landing RB/DB Bryon Fields in 2013.

Much like Duncan and Fields, Wilson has a habit of tearing up defenses in Western North Carolina. As a junior he ran for more than 1,700 yards and 25 touchdowns. This season he's already accumulated more than 850 yards in just four games.

Wilson is described by Scout as follows:

"Although he is undersized, Wilson is a dynamic playmaker and a threat to go the distance every time he touches the ball. He is a instinctive runner with great vision. Wilson has great feet, is extremely quick, and has a knack for making defenders miss. He also catches the ball well out of the backfield and is a very good return man. He must continue to add weight and get stronger, but his best football is ahead of him."

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