Final Southeastern State Rankings: Duke

The final rankings for the Southeastern states were released by Scout.com on Tuesday evening with several Duke targets appearing in the final tables.

North Carolina
The Blue Devil have three in-state commitments from the class of 2014. Quarterback Johnathan Lloyd has already enrolled, while RB Shaun Wilson and OL Trip McNeill are targeting June enrollments. Each of the three players is considered a three star prospect by Scout.com and each was ranked in the North Carolina Top 50.

McNeill is ranked as the state's 25th best prospect and the nation's No. 50 offensive guard. Lloyd was ranked as a wide receiver (No. 122 in the country), but will begin his career as a signal caller. He checks in as the 33rd best player in North Carolina according to the Scout team. Finally, Shaun Wilson is ranked as the state's 35th ranked prospect and the nation's No. 105 running back.


Florida:
Despite three commits from the sunshine state - each with numerous high major offers - the Blue Devils are not represented in the final Florida 100 by Scout.com. However, both DT Edgar Cerenord and QB Nico Pierre are considered three star prospects but Scout whereas WR Chris Taylor was a two star prospect.

Pierre, ranked as the nation's No. 48 signal caller, picked Duke over offers from Appalachian State, Cincinnati, Clemson, Florida International, Kansas State, Louisville, Mississippi State, Nebraska, South Florida, Wake Forest, and Wisconsin.

Cerenord, considered the 98th best defensive tackle, turned down Wake Forest, Tulane, Purdue, Rutgers, Arkansas, East Carolina, Indiana, Tennessee, and Western Michigan in favor of Duke.

Taylor, who committed in May of 2013, had offers from Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Ohio, and Marshall.

The lone player remaining on the recruiting board in the class of 2014, Trevon Lee, is ranked as the 84th best prospect in Florida by Scout. He is considered a three star prospect and the nation's No. 98 receiver by the network's experts.


Georgia:
The Peach State houses three Blue Devil commitments. Much like Florida, however, Duke is unrepresented in the final Georgia Top 75. Still, all of the commits are highly rated after the coaches earned the commitments from three star prospects DE Taariq Shabazz, OT Christian Harris, and OG Jake Sanders.

Harris is rated as the nation's No. 57 offensive tackle and picked Duke over offers from NC State, North Carolina, Mississippi State, and Kentucky.

Sanders, the nation's 53rd ranked offensive guard, picked Duke over offers from California, Kansas State, Mississippi State, and Central Florida among others.

Meanwhile, Shabazz is considered the nation's No. 117th best defensive end. He, like his fellow Georgian teammates, had an impressive list of suitors before making the choice to be a Blue Devil in July. Shabazz chose Duke over offers from Vanderbilt, Cincinnati, East Carolina, Southern Miss, and Central Florida.


South Carolina:
The Blue Devils pulled in a late commit from the Palmetto State in the form of sleeper defensive tackle Quaven Ferguson out of Easley High School. Ferguson, however, was not picked in the final South Carolina Top 30. Ferguson, ranked as a two star prospect, picked Duke over heavy interest from Georgia Tech.


Alabama:
The lone commitment from Alabama, linebacker Zavier Carmichael is ranked by Scout.com as a two star prospect and the nation's No. 126 outside linebacker. Carmichael picked Duke over Vanderbilt way back in June of 2012. Carmichael is ranked as the Alabama's No. 32 prospect in the class of 2014.


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