Bere enjoyed his first Duke game

After his season finished up, Duke LB commit Tinashe Bere decided to make an unofficial visit to Durham to watch the Blue Devils take on NC State. After returning home the nation's 40th ranked LB recapped it all with TDD.

"It was just an amazing visit for my family and I," said Tinashe Bere. "I can't wait to get back up there on December 6th for my official visit."

On that weekend, Bere will join a number of fellow commits as the Blue Devils look to maintain what may be the program's deepest recruiting class in nearly two decades. Duke has landed 16 players in 2014, 12 of which are considered three star prospects. For Bere, it represents the changes he bought into when he chose to play for David Cutcliffe's program.

"Yeah, seeing their improvement and what the team is doing this year makes me that much more sure," said Bere. "I also have fallen in love with the school ever since my first visit. And, now that I've been to my first Duke game, I'm really ready to get there."

For his first game, Bere saw the Blue Devils rally to put NC State away, 38-20 last Saturday. And while the offense was struggling, the Duke defense - where Bere will step in as a linebacker - was as stout as it's been all season.

"I was really hyped to see that. The defense was making exciting plays, and the place was packed. I could see myself fitting in there, but will have to see where I'm able to find a place."

For their part, the Duke coaches seem to have some preconceived notions as to the 6-foot-1, 220 pounder's ultimate location.

"They see me playing the Mike or Will. After the game I got a chance to talk with the coaches, and they are just ready to get me in permanently so I can start working. My goal is to come in and work hard so that I can be a part of what I saw."

Bere recently wrapped up his senior season at Sycamore High in Cincinnati by helping his team to a 6-4 record.

"I felt like I had a good year," he added. "I finished with 83 tackles, four sacks, four forced fumbles, and an interception."

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